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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Korean studies program is designed for students who wish to acquire Korean language skills and understand Korean culture and society. The units offered will be useful to students who aspire to a professional career in business, government, communication, and education, among other fields. Korean language teaching incorporates interactive and multimedia resources to enhance learning and bring Korean culture to the classroom. Introducing Hangul, a phonetic writing system, enables students to type in Korean from the introductory level.

Korean language can be studied from introductory to proficient level. The focus is on enabling students to communicate in Korean in a broad range of situations, and the use of Korean in various genre areas such as business, journalism, science, law and tourism. Sociocultural aspects in these areas are also explored. Students may complete a major sequence and honours in Korean studies. Combined honours may be taken in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and another discipline. With the exception of absolute beginners, all students wishing to enrol in a Korean studies unit are required to undertake a placement test to obtain enrolment approval.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will have developed:

  • an ability to communicate on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events)
  • a deeper understanding of the relationship between language and culture, thereby appreciating the validity of other ways of perceiving experiences
  • an ability to relate to other cultures, leading to a better understanding of their own culture, identity and values
  • advanced learning skills which will support their Korean study to pursue further studies in Translation studies, Asian studies or Linguistics
  • discipline-specific language and appropriate genre to demonstrate knowledge and understanding within a field from a scholarly perspective and for a specified audience.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Korean studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Non-arts students

Students who want to study Korean as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year level of language units for which they are permitted to enrol.

Language study abroad program

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Language Study Abroad program in Korea. Korean studies has exchange agreements with three prominent universities (Korea University, Seoul National University and Yonsei University). While each exchange has its own features, collectively they provide a wide range of opportunities for students to study in Korea. For detailed information contact the Korean studies programKorean studies program (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/korean/). Credit arrangements vary and need to be clearly verified with the coordinator before a student can be assured of receiving credit.

Grants for study may be available through Monash AbroadMonash Abroad (http://monash.edu/study-abroad/), to whom applications should be addressed. Third and fourth-year students may also apply for a Korean Government scholarship.

Units

Students taking Korean studies have the option of starting at one of two entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. Students who wish to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because their language acquisition results allow this, must consult with the program convenor before enrolling.

Minor in Korean studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with no prior knowledge of the language

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Korean studies from entry point 1 must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) additional elective units chosen from the second-year cornerstone units, third-year capstone units, or language units from the appropriate entry point, or the list of electives below (12 points)

Minor in Korean studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students who have a basic Korean proficiency equivalent to Korean introductory 2

Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level are required to undertake a placement test and gain program permission.

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Korean studies from entry point 2 must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia: An introduction to Asian history and culture
  • ATS1339 Describing and analysing language and communication

(b.) additional elective units chosen from the second-year cornerstone units, third-year capstone units, or language units from the appropriate entry point, or the list of electives below (12 points)

Major in Korean studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with no prior knowledge of the language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Korean studies from entry point 1 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3177 Korean translation
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning

(d.) two language units (12 points):

(e.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: With permission, students can take language study abroad units in place of some second and third-year language and elective units. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

Major in Korean studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students who have a basic Korean proficiency equivalent to Korean introductory 2

Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level are required to undertake a placement test and gain program permission.

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Korean studies from entry point 2 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia: An introduction to Asian history and culture
  • ATS1339 Describing and analysing language and communication

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3177 Korean translation
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning

(d.) two language units (12 points):

(e.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: With permission, students can take language study abroad units in place of some second and third-year language and elective units. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

Extended major in Korean studies

Students completing an extended major in Korean studies (60 points), from either entry point, must complete an additional 12 points from one of the following options:

  • 12 points of language study abroad units
  • 12 points of third-year level elective units not previously taken

Elective units

Note: Electives from other disciplines with substantial Korean studies content may be approved by the Korean program convenor.

Language study abroad units

For a list of units, please refer to the LCL Study Abroad webpageLCL Study Abroad webpage (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/lcl-study-abroad/).

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts