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KORE3406 Korean 6

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
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.
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) research, evaluate and analyse materials in the Korean language relevant to their research interests, as well as summarise them, drawing conclusions; (3) demonstrate an advanced ability to select appropriate language use in the context of their planned future career or research interests; (4) apply an advanced range of vocabulary and use of complex grammatical patterns as compared to outcomes achieved in KORE3405 Korean 5; (5) express their views on issues of importance in the context of their planned future career; and (6) conduct self-directed study or research, using Korean language materials online and offline, critically evaluating material from a variety of sources (written, oral or audiovisual) and by writing a research essay in Korean.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests (written and oral); (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
Korean 5 or equivalent
Advisable prior study:
Readings in Korean Language and Culture
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.