• Class Number 7021
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Kyung Moon Hwang
    • Prof Kyung Moon Hwang
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
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.

Research-Led Teaching

For their weekly contributions to the course, such as presentations and reviews, students are required to conduct research in order to find sources of various kinds.

Field Trips


Additional Course Costs


Examination Material or equipment


Required Resources

All resources will be provided.


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 and individuals

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 Introduction to the course and course text, to Korean history, and to translation methods.
2 Lecture - Week 2: Premodern Politics and Military Course text chapter 2. First individual translations and student reviews.
3 Lecture - Week 3: Traditional Religion and Culture Course text chapter 3. First in-class presentations.
4 Lecture - Week 4: Traditional Society and Economy Course text chapter 4. Translations, reviews, and discussion questions.
5 Lecture - Week 5: Imperialism and Reform at the Turn of the 20th Century Course text chapter 5. Translations, reviews, and discussion questions.
6 Lecture - Week 6: Japanese Colonial Period (1910-1945) Course text chapter 6.
7 Lecture - Week 7: National Division and the Korean War (1945-53) Course text chapter 7.
8 Lecture - Week 8: Political History of South Korea Course text chapter 8.
9 Lecture - Week 9: South Korean Economy and Industrialisation (no class on Monday, Oct. 4 for Labour Day) Course text chapter 9.
10 Lecture - Week 10: North Korea and Inter-Korean Relations Course text chapter 10.
11 Lecture - Week 11: Struggle for Democratisation in South Korea Course text chapter 11.
12 Lecture - Week 12: Women and Family in Modern Korea Course text chapter 12.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Class participation 20 % 30/10/2021 1, 2, 3, 4
Reviews 30 % 30/10/2021 1, 2, 3, 4
In-class presentations 15 % 30/10/2021 1, 2, 4
Weekly translations of assigned readings 25 % 30/10/2021 1, 2, 3
Quizzes 10 % 30/10/2021 2

* 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 encouraged to attend all classes. Participation in lectures and tutorials, including responses to other students' in-class presentations, will be carefully recorded and included in the participation mark. Both in and outside of class, students are encouraged to communicate and cooperate with each other in order to learn more about Korean language, history, and culture.


Regular quizzes.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Return of Assessment: 30/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Class participation

In order to improve each student's Korean language skills the course is heavily discussion-oriented. Attending each class and active participation in discussion are critically important.

There will be assigned discussion questions, in Korean, for each week's reading from the course text. All students should be able to answer these questions and use them as the basis for further discussion. Students will be called on randomly in class.

Actual attendance and participation, like asking questions, giving answers, making comments on other students' reviews and presentations, and exchanging opinions will be counted as class participation for every lecture and tutorial. The technical correctness of the speech matters much less than the willingness to engage in the discussion. In order to improve student's Korean language skills the course is heavily discussion-oriented. Attending each class and active participation is critically important.

Actual attendance and participation in class like asking questions, giving answers or making comments on other students' oral presentations and exchanging opinions will be counted as class participation for every lecture and tutorial. Students are encouraged to speak freely in class regardless of technical fluency.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Return of Assessment: 30/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4


Drawing from the list of primary sources (historical texts or literature) and dramatisations/performances (films, tv shows, online videos, etc.) in the course text corresponding to each weekly chapter, every week students will take turns in presenting five-minute oral reviews of a particular source.

Each presentation must present a definitive assessment of the source or dramatisation in question and be prepared to answer questions. 

Presenters are encouraged to show slides or brief video clips to illustrate or enhance their points.

Presentations will be marked according to clarity and adherence to the week's theme and issues.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Return of Assessment: 30/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

In-class presentations

Twice or possibly three times in the semester, each student will provide a ten- to fifteen-minute oral presentation, accompanied by slides with explanatory text and images, on either 1) a specific event, theme, or historical issue for the week's topic or theme; or 2) a historical figure, drawn from the list of figures in the course text for the week.

The individual oral presentation, followed by Q&A, is designed to enhance speaking skills and communicative strategies.

Presenters are encouraged to consult at least one external journalistic or academic account, integrated into the presentation, that relates to the presentation topic or theme.

The presentation is expected to include the student's own interpretation of the specified external source and the cultural background and relation to the assigned weekly reading. In addition to the contents of the presentation, how it is delivered, such as fluency, choice of words, grammar and pronunciation, will also be marked.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Return of Assessment: 30/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Weekly translations of assigned readings

The weekly translations, submitted as a PDF file before the Monday class through Wattle, will reflect the progress of the language learning done over the course of the semester, including acquisition of relevant historical and sociocultural knowledge through reading, writing, and speaking. 

Each student or pair group will submit two sets of English translations, along with the accompanying main reading assignment for the week, in three side-by-side columns. The first English translation is the student's own, while the second is the one done by machine. 

In the weekly translation exercises in class, students should be prepared to provide their translations, as well as to raise points of difficulty or complexity in grammar or stylistic expression, including examples of where their translation differs from the machine translation. 

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Return of Assessment: 30/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2


Brief quizzes either online or at the start of class will ensure students' upkeep with the weekly reading assignments.

Accumulated quiz results also help the instructor understand the effectiveness of the readings and course procedures.

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

All submissions, unless otherwise noted, will be through Wattle.

Hardcopy Submission


Late Submission

Late submission of eligible assignments, such as written translations, without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date. Late submission is not possible for quizzes unless arranged previously or due to emergencies.

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).
Prof Kyung Moon Hwang

Research Interests

Korean history, Korean society and culture, East Asian history

Prof Kyung Moon Hwang

Monday 14:00 16:00
Wednesday 14:30 15:30
Wednesday 16:00 17:30
Prof Kyung Moon Hwang

Research Interests

Prof Kyung Moon Hwang

Monday 14:00 16:00
Wednesday 14:30 15:30
Wednesday 16:00 17:30

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