- Code KORE6017
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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.
- Independently gather and appraise Korean source materials; summarise and evaluate the main ideas of complex Korean texts.
- Appreciate the linguistic and visual styles used in different film genres with an appropriate mode of critical discourse.
- Read, discuss, and analyse a range of cultural and socio-political phenomena.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced level of Korean.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- 1. Wattle-based class preparation (LO 1,4): 20% (20) [LO null]
- 2. Class participation (LO 1, 3) : 10% (10) [LO null]
- 3. Bi-weekly essays (LO 1, 2, 4, 5): 40% (40) [LO null]
- 4. Final Paper (LO 1, 2, 4, 5): 30% (30) [LO null]
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WorkloadStudents 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
Prescribed TextsAll films and reading materials will be available online or on Wattle.
Preliminary ReadingThe 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 KnowledgeGood command of intermediate-level Korean language and basic knowledge of Korean history, culture and society.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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