• 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, Cultural Studies, History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Kyung Moon Hwang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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KORE3018 is the most advanced Korean language course, designed for students who have successfully completed Advanced Korean A: Film and Society, or have an equivalent level of proficiency. The course aims to elevate students’ Korean language skills to an academic and professional level, while developing a nuanced appreciation for Korean culture and history. Students will enhance their comprehension of advanced Korean texts and the culturally specific use of language through translation exercises. By engaging in analysis, debates and discussions, students will gain confidence in articulating diverse topics. In addition, the course emphasises active learning through the exploration of multiple authentic sources, enabling students to conduct research independently. Completion of this course equips students with comprehensive language skills for a diverse range of academic and professional settings.

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 culture and history, 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. Read, discuss, and analyse a range of cultural and historical phenomena. 
  4. Learn how to use AI and online translation tools to detect intricate facets of Korean and thereby more precisely comprehend nuances of the language.
  5. Determine how popular depictions of Korean society and history, such as historical films, employ advanced vocabulary and culturally specific usages.

Other Information

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) or with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level. Students who require a proficiency test must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice.


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 undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may result 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  2. In-class presentations (2 x 5% each) (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  3. Reviews (4 x 5% each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  4. Weekly translations of assigned readings (5 x 9% each) (45) [LO 1,4]
  5. Individual slide presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,5]

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.


This course requires a total of 130 hours of work on the following activities: Spend at least 10 hours per week dedicated to this course, both in class and undertaking independent study. Preparation includes reading the core text, finding the self-selected text, identifying grammatical issues from the texts, writing weekly essays, preparing the oral presentation, and preparing the final paper.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course student must have completed KORE3015, or have equivalent proficiency (as approved by ANU's Korean language program convener).

Prescribed Texts

Reading materials will be provided on the Wattle website.

Preliminary Reading

TBA. Refer to the course Wattle site for more information about the course materials.

Assumed Knowledge

Good command of advanced-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.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8181 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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