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KRNS3622: Korean 6

Semester 2, 2020 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit follows on from KRNS3621 and is designed to extend the student's command of the Korean language beyond the level completed in the previous semester. Through readings of authentic works from Korean newspapers, magazines and academic texts, and structured discussions based on these materials, this unit will introduce students to a wide range of sentence patterns, enrich their vocabulary and enable them to read advanced texts independently.

Unit details and rules

Unit code KRNS3622
Academic unit Korean Studies
Credit points 6
KRNS3001 or KRNS3621
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Su-Kyoung Hwang,
Tutor(s) Hyunsu Kim,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Presentation Oral presentation 1
10% - 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3
Final exam (Open book) Type C final exam Final exam
Cumulative exam; grammar; vocabulary; translation; composition. 2000 words
40% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO4
Small test Vocabulary tests
Tests vocabulary from corresponding textbook chapter studied in the week.
20% Multiple weeks 200 words= 5 tests x 40 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Essays
20% Multiple weeks 1300 words=5 essays x 260 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO4
Presentation Oral presentation 2
10% Week 12 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3
Type C final exam = Type C final exam ?

Assessment summary

  • Vocabulary tests: There are five vocabulary tests throughout this unit of study, each containing 40 words.
  • Essays: There are five essays throughour this unit of study, each containing 260 words.
  • Oral presentation 1: A 5 minute individual presentation during weekly tutorials in front of other students.
  • Oral presentation 2: A dialogue presentation completed in pairs, lasting approximately 10 minutes. 
  • Final exam: A formal exam containing fill-in-the-blanks, translation and composition tasks. No dictionaries will be allowed. 

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

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Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Lesson 10 - 속담 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 02 Lesson 11 - 정보화 시대 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 03 Lesson 11 - 정보화 시대/ 대중 매체 (conversation) Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 04 Lesson 12 - 건강 관리 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 05 Lesson 12 - 건강 관리 / 일 중독 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 06 Lesson 13 - 당신의 발렌타인으로부터/ 연애와 결혼 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 07 Lesson 14 - 옷이 날개/ 패션 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 08 Lesson 14 - 옷이 날개/ 취업과 면접 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 09 Lesson 15 - 광고 문화 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 10 Lesson 16 - 한국인의 생활 양식 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 11 Lesson 16 - 한국인의 생활 양식 & 공동체 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  
Week 12 Oral Presentation 2 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Lecture recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed on the Library eReserve link available on Canvas. Textbooks are available for purchase at Gleebooks. 

  • Required textbook: Ho-min Sohn and Eun-joo Lee, Integrated Korean: Advanced Intermediate 2 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003).

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Master advanced intermediate level Korean grammar and vocabulary.
  • LO2. Improve Korean speaking and listening skills. Student will be able to deliver public presentation, engage in interpersonal communication, and conduct interview
  • LO3. Familiarize with everyday life experience of Korean society and learn about diverse aspects of Korean culture, customs, and social relations.
  • LO4. Read and write Korean at an advanced intermediate level (e.g. read newspapers and write essays or letters).

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

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