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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Coordinator

Dr Younga Cho

Websites

Faculty of Arts

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Location

Clayton

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.

The focus is on enabling you 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. Sociocultural aspects in these areas are also explored. You may complete a major sequence and honours in Korean studies. Combined honours may be taken in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and another area of study.

Korean language study caters for students from introductory to intermediate levels. To ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate level according to their individual profile and the best outcome they can expect to achieve, all students, except beginners, are required to undertake placement testing prior to the start of their first semester of language study.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Korean studies 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.

Overseas study

Students can replace language units with equivalent language study overseas. The Korean studies program 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. 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.

Availability

Korean studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major, A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies at Clayton as a major and A0501 Diploma of Languages at Clayton as a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • communicate on topics that are familiar, of personal interest, or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events)
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between language and culture, thereby appreciating the validity of other ways of perceiving experiences as well as your own culture, identity and values
  • demonstrate advanced learning skills which will support your Korean study to pursue other further studies, e.g. Translation studies, Asian studies or Linguistics
  • draw upon discipline-specific language and appropriate genres to demonstrate understanding within a field from a scholarly perspective and for a specified audience.

Units

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3. Six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: With permission, students can take language study overseas units in place of some level 2 and 3 language and elective units.

Students complete:

Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of Korean.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3177 Korean translation
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning

(d.) Two language units (12 points):

(e.) One unit (6 points) chosen from the remaining capstone units or the elective list below.

Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students who have a basic Korean proficiency equivalent to Korean introductory 2.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia: An introduction to Asian history and culture
  • ATS1339 Describing and analysing language and communication

(b.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3177 Korean translation
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning

(d.) Two language units (12 points):

(e.) One unit (6 points) chosen from the remaining capstone units or the elective list below.

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

(a.) For students in the Introductory stream the first two units (12 points) from the Korean language sequence.

(b.) For students in the Intermediate stream, the following two gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia: An introduction to Asian history and culture
  • ATS1339 Describing and analysing language and communication

(c.) For students in both streams, two level 2 or level 3 units (12 points) chosen from the Korean language sequence taken in order, or cornerstone or capstone units, or the elective list

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students are required to undertake a period of overseas study in order to complete an extended major.

Students complete:

(a.) The requirements of the major in Korean studies (48 points)

(b.) Any combination of the following to a total of 24 points:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)
  • Study Overseas units

Elective list

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

  • ATS2671/ATS3671 Managing intercultural communication
  • ATS2681 Structure of English
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Violence, crime and protest
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3138 Special reading unit 2
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)

Note: Electives from other areas of study with substantial Korean studies content may be approved by the Korean program convenor.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • A0501 Diploma of Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*

  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts
  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.