KORE1405 Korean 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
This unit is aimed at students assessed as being near native speakers of Korean in a placement test. The unit develops students' competency and linguistic skills by focusing on complex linguistic structures and expressions used in both spoken and written Korean and it further creates awareness of different forms and styles of written language. It fosters a deeper understanding of Korean culture and society through reading authentic Korean language materials contextualised within the students' social setting and connecting it to the students' background. Students are also required to reflect upon Korean contemporary social issues in written essays in Korean.

Students are expected to achieve a high level of skill in writing in a range of different text typology using specific expressions and style. They are also expected to give formal presentations in Korean about issues related to Korean culture and society. By doing so, students reach not only a high level of proficiency in formal speech, and formal writing, but also a detailed knowledge of contemporary achievements and problems in present day Korea.

Students enrolled in KORE1405 will be asked to complete tasks at a more advanced level compared to those enrol in KORE3405, to reflect their actual language proficiency.
Students are able to (1) read and comprehend different mediums of Korean texts and demonstrate writing and speaking skills needed in research and their selected field; (2) identify and adopt appropriate language use in various social settings and situations; (3) conduct self-directed study and research using Korean sources, critically evaluating material and by writing a research essay in Korean; (4) apply an advanced range of vocabulary and complex grammar patterns as required for the Test of Proficiency in Korean Level 5; (5) apply selected translation skills in the context of an enquiry-based research project, as well as problem-solving skills in the context of conducting research in Korean at an advanced level of proficiency as required for postgraduate research; and (6) demonstrate research skills by selecting, organising and critically evaluating materials in the Korean language, as well as summarising them, and drawing conclusions.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests (oral and written); (2) assignments; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicola Fraschini
Unit rules
Students can enrol in this unit after being assessed as near-native speakers by the unit coordinator.
KORE3405 Korean 5
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.