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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Korean Studies


Dr In Jung Cho; Dr Young A Cho



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (http://www.monash.edu/arts/language-entry-level/).


This unit is designed to help students expand on the foundation they have built from their gateway units by providing a deeper understanding of Korean language, culture and society in comparison with their own language, culture and society. Furthermore, this unit will focus on teaching effective communication strategies that will assist students in bridging communication gaps arising from differences in language and culture.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Speak and comprehend enough Korean to communicate in everyday social situations;
  2. Write a personal letter on simple everyday topics or a simple report on an everyday event;
  3. Understand modern Korean history and major social issues in Korea in comparison with their own.


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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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1172 or equivalent