Major Overview

Description

The Korean Studies major provides students with high-quality learning opportunities and an outstanding student experience in learning Korean. With the rapid economic development of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and its position as the third biggest trading partner for Western Australia, Korean Studies is an increasingly important area of study. Korean Studies equips students with solid language skills and a broad in-depth knowledge of Korea, its society and people. Students will graduate with an in-depth understanding of the increasingly globalising world, as well as a versatile portfolio of skills and aptitudes which enhance employability.

This intermediate stream is designed for students who have completed ATAR Korean or equivalent.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced written and spoken linguistic competence in the Korean language; (2) communicate in a culturally sensitive manner, utilising knowledge of how culturally specific social structures affect interpersonal communication; (3) identify key ethical, philosophical and social characteristics of Korean culture, society and history, and apply this knowledge in the context of future employment or postgraduate study; (4) debate Korean history, society and culture in a professional manner and produce coherent arguments in writing; (5) demonstrate competence in a set of transferable skills, including (but not limited to) digital literacy, information management, group work, research skills and critical thinking; and (6) manage and take responsibility for their own learning processes.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so and to pursue as many areas of interest as you can during your course of study. At the same time, we k now that many of you value the University's guidance and assistance in planning your enrolment throughout your course, so we offer the following suggestions for your consideration as possible avenues to broaden your degree. Do always remember, however, that there is no wrong way to broaden your studies as long as you complete at least four units not associated with your Degree Specific Major.

Prerequisites

WACE Korean Second Language or equivalent as assessed by the major coordinator.

Incompatibilities

MJD-KOREB Korean Studies

Courses

Korean Studies [not available in 2023] can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A KORE1403 Korean 3
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Korean
Incompatibility
KORE2403 Korean 3
N/A KORE1404 Korean 4
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
KORE1403 Korean 3
Incompatibility
KORE2404 Korean 4

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (18 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A KORE2405 Korean 5
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
KORE1404 Korean 4
Incompatibility
KORE3405 Korean 5
N/A KORE2406 Korean 6
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
KORE2405 Korean 5
Incompatibility
Nil KORE3406 Korean 6
S1 KORE2811 Korean Culture from Koryo to K-pop
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
any level 1 KORE unit

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (18 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ASIA3006 Contemporary Korean Society
Prerequisites
Any Level 2 Humanities
or Social Sciences unit
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
KORE3812 Contemporary Korean Society
KORE3407 None
KORE3408 None