• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Translation Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies More...
  • Minor code KORE-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate


Korean is the official language of North and South Korea and there are currently about 78 million Korean speakers worldwide. Korean has a unique script called Han'g l, developed in the fifteenth century at the order of the king. It is a highly sophisticated alphabet that is remarkably easy to learn. As Australia’s future is increasingly tied to the countries in Asia, the importance of a language such as Korean will continue to grow. Knowledge of Korean is not only invaluable for understanding Korean society and culture but it is also a skill valued in a wide range of professions, both in Australia and internationally.

A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed.

Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Korean language major students should be able to:

  1. express themselves confidently in a polite, neutral or informal register, appropriate to the genre and the audience;
  2. read, comprehend and infer authors’ meaning in newspapers, magazines, and literary texts in Korean;
  3. engage with authentic media such as television news broadcasts, movies, short stories and novels by summarizing, analysing, evaluating and criticizing their content;
  4. write texts in Korean in the appropriate genre, with correct grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary relevant to the level of the student;
  5. Write, perform and record presentations or interviews in Korean either individually or in cooperative groups, and answer questions based on those performances or interviews;


Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major, whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.



Areas of Interest

  • Asian Languages
  • Translation Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Linguistics
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
KORE1020 Modern Korean 1 6
KORE1021 Modern Korean 2 6
KORE2521 Modern Korean 3 6
KORE2522 Modern Korean 4 6
KORE3012 Modern Korean 5 6
KORE3013 Modern Korean 6 6
  KORE 2015: Korean B'ground Spkrs A
  KORE 2016: Korean B'ground Spkrs B
KORE3009 Korean Seminar A 6
KORE3010 Korean Seminar B 6
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