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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

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 basic to lower intermediate 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 lower intermediate level. The Korean language program will conduct the test.

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

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 program via http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/korean/index.php 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, study abroad units may be CSP-liable or only available on a fee-paying basis.

Units

First-year sequence

A sequence is normally a first semester first-year level unit which is followed by a second semester first-year level unit in the same discipline.

Minor sequence

Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:

  • 24 points of core language units
  • 18 points of core language units plus one second-year level elective chosen from units listed below.

Major sequence

Students complete a standard major consisting of six core language units as listed below and also including two electives chosen from units that can be counted towards the discipline.

NOTE: Students may replace some of their core language units with alternate intensive in-country units (up to 24 points), or can choose language study abroad units as electives.

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. Study abroad units can be taken in place of any units with the permission of the program. 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 Korean major, entry point 1

For students with no prior knowledge of Korean.

  • ATS1171 Korean 1
  • ATS1172 Korean 2
  • ATS2173 Korean 3
  • ATS2174 Korean 4
  • ATS3175 Korean 5
  • ATS3176 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

Lower intermediate Korean major, entry point 2

For students who have a basic Korean proficiency equivalent to Korean 1 and Korean 2, it is possible to undertake a Lower Intermediate Korean major. Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level are required to undertake a placement test and gain program permission.

  • ATS1318 Understanding Asia 1: Foundations
  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia 2: Transformations
  • ATS2173 Korean 3
  • ATS2174 Korean 4
  • ATS3175 Korean 5
  • ATS3176 Korean 6
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Language elective units

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)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

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
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing