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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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 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. 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.

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

Major sequence

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.

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

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.

Korean major, entry point 1

For students with no prior knowledge of Korean.

  • ATS1171 Korean introductory 1
  • ATS1172 Korean introductory 2
  • ATS2173 Korean intermediate 1
  • ATS2174 Korean intermediate 2
  • ATS3175 Korean proficient 1
  • ATS3176 Korean proficient 2
  • one second or third-year-level elective from the list of electives below
  • one second level elective from the list of electives below

Korean major, entry point 2

For students who have a basic Korean proficiency equivalent to Korean introductory 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.

  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia: An introduction to Asian history and culture
  • ATS2173 Korean intermediate 1
  • ATS2174 Korean intermediate 2
  • ATS3175 Korean proficient 1
  • ATS3176 Korean proficient 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

Elective units

  • ATS2897/ATS3897 Borderless media in East Asia
  • ATS3382 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS3747 Theory and research in Asian studies*
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning
  • electives from other disciplines with substantial Korean studies content may be approved by the Korean program convenor

* Recommeded for intending honours students.

Language Study Abroad units

  • ATS2131 LCL Language study abroad 2A
  • ATS2132 LCL Language study abroad 2B
  • ATS2133 LCL Language study abroad 2C (12 points)
  • ATS2134 LCL Language study abroad 2D (12 points)
  • ATS3131 LCL Language study abroad 3A
  • ATS3132 LCL Language study abroad 3B + ATS3133 LCL Language study abroad 3C (12 points)
  • ATS3134 LCL Language study abroad 3D (12 points)

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts