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Unit Overview

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.
6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

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) written assessment; (2) oral assessment; 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
KORE2404 Korean 4 or equivalent
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.
  • 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.