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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics|
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. Socio-cultural aspects in these areas are also explored.
Students may complete a major sequence in Korean language 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.
With the exception of absolute beginners, all students wishing to enrol in a Korean language unit are required to undertake a placement test to obtain enrolment approval.
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.
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 :
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.
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.
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.
Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:
Students complete a standard major consisting of six language units as listed below and also including two electives chosen from units that can be counted towards the discipline.
Note: students must complete ATS3747 Theory and research in Asian studies if they wish to progress into honours.
Students wishing to undertake Korean have the option of starting in one of two entry points. Placement tests are required for entry point 2. 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 (up to 24 points). 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.
For students with no prior knowledge of Korean.
For students who have a basic Korean proficiency equivalent to Korean 1 and Korean 2, it is possible to undertake an Intermediate Korean major. Students wishing to complete a major commencing at this level are required to undertake a placement test and gain program permission.