KORE3405 Korean 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • 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 3 elective
This unit is a follow-on unit from Korean 4, further developing students' overall Korean language ability to an advanced level. The unit expands students' competency and existing skills by focusing on complex linguistic structures and expressions used in both spoken and written Korean and it further develops awareness of different forms and styles of written language. It also fosters a deeper understanding of Korean culture and society through reading authentic language materials contextualised within the students' social setting. Students are requested to reflect upon Korean contemporary social issues, writing essays in Korean.

Students are expected to achieve a high level of skill in writing in a range of different text typologies, using specific expressions and style.They are also expected to give formal presentations or sustain conversation 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, reading and writing, but also a detailed knowledge of contemporary achievements and issues in present day Korea.
Students are able to (1) read and comprehend different mediums of Korean texts and use writing skills for various purposes at an upper Level 3/ lower Level 4 on the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) scale of proficiency; (2) identify appropriate language use in various social settings and situations specific to Korean culture and society; (3) demonstrate research skills by selecting, organising and critically evaluating materials in the Korean language, as well as summarise them, drawing conclusions; (4) apply increased vocabulary and more complex grammatical patterns appropriate to this level; (5) demonstrate advanced research skills through designing a research project, critically evaluating material from a variety of sources (written, oral or audiovisual) and by writing a research essay in Korean; and (6) acquire problem-solving skills in the context of conducting research in Korean at an advanced level of proficiency.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) test (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
KORE2404 Korean 4
KORE2402 Korean 4
Advisable prior study:
KORE2811 Readings in Korean Language and Culture
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.