Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitKorean Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr In Jung Cho and Dr Young A Cho


This unit is designed for students with no or little knowledge of the Korean language to build a foundation in their basic knowledge of the Korean language and culture. Students will be introduced to contemporary Korean, with special emphasis on spoken usage for everyday situations. Students will also be introduced to a general overview and understanding of modern Korean history, culture and society.


Upon completing this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Participate in simple social conversations in Korean
  2. Use basic 'survival' Korean for traveling in Korea
  3. Communicate basic information about themselves and family members
  4. Read and write simple Korean
  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Korean culture and society, through theoretical frameworks
  6. Develop a critical awareness of various issues arising in the globalised world, including rapid changes in current and future work places


Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students enrolled in Arts courses are prohibited from taking this unit. In addition, students enrolled in this unit are prohibited from taking ATS1171