Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

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Unit Overview


This unit emphasises the application of students' language training to the study of Korean sources reflecting contemporary Korean society. The unit deals with authentic materials regarding current issues and changes in Korean society, and it helps the student relating the material content with their present life and their future career opportunities. Emphasis is also placed on building field-specific vocabulary and expressions knowledge across different media (print, television, internet, social networks), on understanding the use of different modalities of meaning delivery in Korean language and on extending's student research, presentation and discussion skills.

Successful completion of this unit aims to bring students to the equivalent of upper Level 3/ lower Level 4 of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK).

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) read and comprehend different mediums of Korean texts and use writing skills for various purposes using advanced language proficiency; (2) summarise, evaluate and analyse materials in Korean relevant to their own research interests; (3) use appropriate language conventions and express opinions in different contexts, including their own future career or research fields; (4) use advanced vocabulary and grammatical patterns; and (5) conduct self-directed study or research in Korean using online and offline resources, critically evaluating resources (written, oral or audiovisual) and by writing research essays in Korean.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests (written and oral); (2) written assessments; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Arum Kim
Unit rules
Successful completion of
KORE2405 Korean 5
Nil KORE3406 Korean 6
Contact hours
workshops: 1 x 3 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.