• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Korean
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jeong Ku
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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The course uses Korean film to enhance students’ ability to listen, speak, read and write Korean with nuance and sophistication. Films provide excellent learning tools for developing advanced level language skills and also for gaining historical and sociocultural understanding. Students will view a variety of films that touch on Korean history, culture and society.  The films will serve as a resource for modeling grammar and discourse patterns that are common in conversational Korean.  The lecture is largely designed to guide and facilitate students’ active learning to gain advanced level Korean in both oral and written forms.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Korean to: 
1. Demonstrate a sophisticated command of the spoken and written vocabulary, sentence structures, and styles appropriate to a wide range of topics on Korean film and society, using honorifics as the situation demands.
2. Independently gather and appraise Korean source materials; summarise and evaluate the main ideas of complex Korean texts.
3. Appreciate the linguistic and visual styles used in different film genres with an appropriate mode of critical discourse.
4. Read, discuss, and analyse a range of cultural and socio-political phenomena.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

1. Wattle-based class preparation (LO 1,4): 20%
2. Class participation (LO 1, 3) : 10%
3. Bi-weekly essays (LO 1, 2, 4, 5): 40%
4. Final Paper (LO 1, 2, 4, 5): 30%

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Students are required to spend at least 10 hours per week dedicated to this course, both in class and undertaking independent study. The total workload for the course is 130 hours. Preparation includes viewing the designated film, preparing questions, reading relevant film reviews or background information, preparing written essays and the final paper. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course student must have completed KORE3013, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Korean language placement test.

Prescribed Texts

All films and reading materials will be available online or on Wattle. 

Preliminary Reading

The selection of films may vary. Films currently under consideration include: An Upstart; Joint Security Area; Peppermint Candy; Secret Sunshine; Lady Vengeance; The Host; and Mother.
Articles in Cine21 (www.cine21.com)

Assumed Knowledge

Good command of intermediate-level Korean language and basic knowledge of Korean history, culture and society.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4926 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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