• Class Number 9510
  • Term Code 2960
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Na Rah Lee
    • Dr Na Rah Lee
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/07/2019
  • Class End Date 25/10/2019
  • Census Date 31/08/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
SELT Survey Results

 This is an advanced Korean language course, designed for students who have successfully completed Advanced Korean: Film and Society, or have equivalent proficiency. The course utilizes Korean authentic texts, including short stories, editorials, travelogues, essays, cartoons, recipes, or film/drama reviews, to enhance students’ ability to read, speak, and write Korean at a professional level. The lecture is largely designed to guide and facilitate students’ active learning to gain advanced level Korean in oral and written forms.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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 literature and media, using honorifics as the situation demands.
  2. Independently gather and appraise Korean source materials; summarise and evaluate the main ideas of complex Korean literary and media texts.
  3. Appreciate and use styles used in different written genres.
  4. Read, discuss, and analyse a range of cultural and socio-political phenomena.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lecture - Week 1: Introduction Topic introduction and allocation for oral presentation
2 Lecture - Week 2: Reunification Is it happening?: pros and cons [Essay-1 submission]
3 Lecture - Week 3: Economic disparity (1) "Hell Chosun" and the poor generation
4 Lecture - Week 4: Economic disparity (2) "Gapjil" and "jaebeol" [Essay-2 submission]
5 Lecture - Week 5: Korean wave "Hallyu" Globalisation, depression and plastic surgery
6 Lecture - Week 6: Education fever Competitive society and "hakwon" [Essay-3 submission]
7 Lecture - Week 7: Korean literature (1) Classic and modern novel
8 Lecture - Week 8: Korean literature (2) Poetry [Essay-4 submission]
9 Lecture - Week 9: Gender relations (1) #metoo movement
10 Lecture - Week 10: Gender relations (2) Low birth rate and working mothers [Essay-5 submission]
11 Lecture - Week 11: Korean language in the 21st century (1) Online discourse
12 Lecture - Week 12: Korean language in the 21st century (2) Foreign words in Korean

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Wattle-based class preparation 25 % 22/07/2019 28/11/2019 1, 2, 4
Bi-weekly essays 25 % 04/08/2019 28/11/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Oral presentation 10 % 22/07/2019 28/11/2019 1, 2
Final paper 30 % 10/11/2019 28/11/2019 1, 2, 3, 4
Class participation 10 % 22/07/2019 28/11/2019 1

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Students are strongly suggested to attend all classes to understand, discuss and write about each topic. Participation in lectures and tutorials, including responses to other students' oral presenations, will be carefully recorded and included to the participation mark.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Wattle-based class preparation

  • Wattle-based class preparation is essential in this student-initiated course for the best result in language learning.
  • There will be online tasks to be submitted fortnightly before a new topic starts.
  • The tasks are going to test the students' pre-study of the texts in the form of timed-quizzes on Wattle, such as explaining meanings of new expressions, summarising the text and finding the best words to describe a words in the text. Students are expected to read given texts thoroughly and answer the questions to attain marks.
  • The marks for the quizzes will be posted on Wattle in two weeks after each submission deadline.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 04/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Bi-weekly essays

  • Bi-weekly essays are designed to enhance reading and writing skills at a professional level and to improve analytical and critical research skills in examining the

designated topics.

  • Every fortnight when the class finishes a topic, students are expected to write an essay to discuss the topic in 500 words or more using at least 3 references. An essay for higher mark will include summary of the phenomenon discussed in class, the student's original interpretation of the topic and critical use of references.
  • There will be 5 essays in total throughout the course and each essay is due on Sunday of Week 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 by midnight.
  • The feedback on the bi-weekly essays will be provided in two weeks after each submission deadline.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2

Oral presentation

  • Individual oral presentation followed by Q&A is designed to enhance speaking skills and communicative strategies.
  • Students are required to study a designated reading that they choose from the topics of the course and give an oral presentation to the class in a tutorial for 20 minutes. The presentation is expected to include summary of the reading text, explanation of difficult or important words in the text, the student's own interpretation of the text and the cultural background and possible relation or extended discussion to the main reading text discussed during the lecture. In addition to the contents of the presentation, how it is delivered, such as fluency, choice of words, grammar and pronunciation, is also marked.
  • A presentation material such as PPT slides or a Word document file needs to be uploaded on Wattle by the day before the oral presentation.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 10/11/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final paper

  • The Final paper will reflect the culmination of the learning done over the course of the semester, not only in terms of lanauge proficiency at a professional level but also acquisition of relevant historical and sociocultural knowledge through reading and writing about the weekly topics. The essay should conform to proper academic style, using appropriate level vocabulary, grammar and discourse patterns as well as providing a clear thesis statement with supporting data.
  • Students choose a topic among those covered in the course and write a 1500 words essay to critically discuss the phenomenon using 10 references or more. A higher mark will be given to a student who effectively shows his/her understanding of the topic by adapting accurate expressions in a well-developed structure. It is also critical for students to present their own perspectives to the phenomenon rather than simply repeating what is said in the readings and to refer to relevant references where appropriate in their argument for better marks.
  • The Final paper is due on the 10th of November.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1

Class participation

  • The course is heavily discussion-oriented, so class participation is particularly important. Spoken activities will promote language proficiency and students will learn how to generate interesting questions and express their point of view effectively.
  • Actual attendance and participation in class like answering to questions of the instructor, asking questions or making comments to other students' oral presentation and exchanging opinions in the discussions for each topic will be counted as class participation for every lecture and tutorial. It is not a matter of quality of the speech but is about the active attitude, so students are encouraged to speak freely and more in class.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
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