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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The 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, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

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 are useful to students who aspire to a professional career in business or government, communication, education and other fields.

Korean language teaching incorporates interactive and online 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 beginner level. Higher-level students are strongly encouraged to engage in online discussions in Korean.

Korean language can be studied from beginners to advanced 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. Socio-cultural aspects in these areas are also explored.

Students may complete a major sequence and honours in Korean studies. A minor sequence in Korean studies is also available, combining units offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics with units offered by other schools. Combined honours may be taken in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and another discipline.

Placement tests are required for those students who intend to enrol in the higher level. The Korean language program will conduct the test.

Korean Studies has four entry points depending on the student's proficiency in Korean. The Korean language program will conduct a placement test for those students who intend to enrol above Entry point 1.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Korean 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

In some non-Arts courses students are able to take Arts electives and count them towards their course.

Students who decide that they want to study a language as part of their non-Arts course should discuss with their home faculty:

  • whether they are allowed to include language units as part of their course
  • check with their home faculty how many units/credit points they may study and at what year-level
  • how to select the appropriate language units in which to enrol.

Note: Because some students will be unable to study language as first-year level units, the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics have created second-year level codes to enable non-Arts students to complete the equivalent of a first-year sequence in their chosen language. Students wishing to enrol in these units must discuss any future enrolment with the relevant language program before enrolling.

Language Study Abroad program

All 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. Students can choose to study in-country units in semesters one or two. For detailed information contact the Korean studies program via http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/korean/index.php The 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 Abroad, to whom applications should be addressed. Third and fourth-year students may also apply for a Korean Government scholarship.

Note: Depending on the teaching institution, Korean study abroad units may be CSP-liable or only available on a fee-paying basis.

Units

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

Students wishing to undertake Korean have the option of starting in one of four entry points. Placement tests are required for all but entry point 1. The following sequences are provided as guides only. There are several ways to structure a Korean major, however if a student wishes to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because language acquisition results allow, they must consult with the language program before enrolling.

Basic major sequences

Basic Korean major, entry point 1

For students with no prior knowledge of Korean.

  • KOR1010 Korean 1
  • KOR1020 Korean 2
  • KOR2030 Korean 3
  • KOR2040 Korean 4
  • KOR3050 Korean 5
  • KOR3060 Korean 6
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one second level elective from the list of electives below

Basic Korean major, entry point 2

For students who have completed the second language stream of VCE Korean or its equivalent - placement test necessary. Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level require program permission.

  • KOR1030 Korean 3
  • KOR1040 Korean 4
  • KOR2050 Korean 5
  • KOR2060 Korean 6
  • KOR3001 Project in Korean 1
  • KOR3002 Project in Korean 2
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Advanced major sequences

Advanced Korean major, entry point 3

For students who have completed the first language stream of VCE Korean or its equivalent - placement test necessary. Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level require program permission.

  • KOR1050 Korean 5
  • KOR1060 Korean 6
  • KOR2470 Korean to English translation 1
  • KOR2480 Korean to English translation 2
  • KOR3450 English to Korean translation 1
  • KOR3460 English to Korean translation 2
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Advanced Korean major, entry point 4

For students who have completed a part of their schooling in the Korean educational system, or its equivalent - placement test necessary. Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level require program permission.

  • KOR1450 English to Korean translation 1
  • KOR1460 English to Korean translation 2
  • KOR2470 Korean to English translation 1
  • KOR2480 Korean to English translation 2
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • three third year level electives from the list of electives below

Language Study Abroad units

  • KOR2990 Language study in Korea 6 points
  • KOR2991 Language study in Korea 12 points
  • KOR2992 Language study in Korea 24 points
  • KOR3990 Language study in Korea 6 points
  • KOR3991 Language study in Korea 12 points
  • KOR3992 Language study in Korea 24 points

Language elective units

  • KOR3001 Project in Korean 1
  • KOR3002 Project in Korean 2
  • Asian studies units

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

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2430 Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
  • 2373 Diploma in Languages (Korean)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 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)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 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
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 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
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts