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Overview

The major stream in Korean Studies covers the study of the Korean language and the study of the social, cultural and historical aspects associated with the language. It provides you with the opportunity to develop as a competent user of the Korean language. You will gain intercultural awareness and understanding, develop explicit knowledge of language, and gain knowledge of the social, cultural and historical background of Korean-speaking people. The Korean language plays a key role in expressing the cultures and identities of the places in which it is spoken.

Learning Korean will provide you with a privileged form of access to the cultural resources and complex patterns of life in Korea and other countries. Developing competence in Korean will have an important place in promoting relationships and mutual understanding between countries and peoples.

There are two main components of Korean Studies. The first is a focus on the acquisition of competence in the Korean language. Acquiring target language competence involves a wide range of knowledge and understanding of sociocultural conventions as well as skills in self-expression, both oral and written, and skills in comprehending other's expression, both oral and written. The second component is the study of aspects of the cultures and societies associated with the Korean language. We draw upon other disciplines in order to inform understanding of Korean culture. These disciplines include linguistic, literary, cultural, historical and social productions.

This stream is available to students commencing at Introductory and Intermediate entry levels.

Placement Information

If you have prior language knowledge you will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at: hal.arts.unsw.edu.au

You will not be permitted to enrol in language courses that are too easy for you. If this occurs, you will be requested to change your enrolment.

If you are admitted in your first year of study to ARTS2660 or higher on the grounds of ability and/or previous study, such courses will be counted as Level 1 courses in terms of degree requirements.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

60

Specialisation Type

Major

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 60 UOC.

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Commencing Mid-Year

If you commence the language studies sequence at Introductory Korean B, you must go on to complete Advanced Korean B. In order to have the required 60 UOC for the major you must complete a further 30 UOC including 24 UOC in contextual courses.
If you commence the language studies sequence at Intermediate Korean B, you must go on to complete Advanced Korean B. In order to have the required 60 UOC for the major you must complete a further 42 UOC including at least 12 UOC in professional studies courses and at least 12 UOC in contextual courses.

Additional Information

Language Studies for Commencing Mid-Year Students

If your language skills are assessed as Level A in Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced you cannot commence study until Term 1.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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