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KRNS3623: Korean 7

This unit is designed for students who already possess advanced speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in Korean. Emphasis is put on the improvement of spoken fluency and reading skills, the acquisition of advanced and domain-specific vocabulary, the study of advanced grammar patterns and the ability to discuss topics such as politics, world affairs or economics in Korean. Students will work with readings taken from a variety of contemporary Korean sources: newspapers, TV news bulletins, entertainment shows, academic articles, podcasts. The lectures will focus on discussing the lexical, grammatical and cultural points necessary for understanding the assigned reading materials.


Academic unit Korean Studies
Unit code KRNS3623
Unit name Korean 7
Session, year
Semester 1, 2023
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

KRNS3622 or HSC Korean in Context or HSC Korean Background
Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Eun Ah Cho,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Supervised exam
Supervised test
40% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Participation Quiz (Vocabulary)
Supervised. Evaluate weekly class engagement and preparation.
10% Ongoing 5 minutes in the beginning of lecture
Outcomes assessed: LO4
Presentation Presentation
Written draft (10%) + oral presentation (10%)
20% Progressive 10 minutes (1000 words)
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Small test In-semester test
Supervised test
20% Week 07 1 hour (1000 words)
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Weekly assignment (Blog)
Manage your own blog by uploading one news article summary and reflection
10% Weekly 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO1 LO5

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

Assessment grading  

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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For more information see guide to grades.

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.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

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.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction; about TOPIK (Korean Language Exam) Lecture (1 hr)  
Reply 1988 and South Korea in the 1980s; Introduction - how to create your own blog page. Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 02 Taste of Korea 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Taste of Korea 1 practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 03 Taste of Korea 2; extra reading (Mukbang) Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Taste of Korea 2; extra reading (Mukbang) Practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 04 Replay 1988 Part 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Reply 1988 Part 1 Practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO5
Week 05 Reply 1988 Part 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Reply 1988 Part 2 practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 06 Reply 1988 Part 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Replay 1988 Part 3 Practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5
Week 07 Midterm class assessment Lecture (1 hr) LO1
Review of Midterm class assessment Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO5
Week 08 Korean Heritage 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Korean Heritage 1 Practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 09 Korean Heritage Lecture (1 hr) LO2 LO5
Mid-report: Presentation Preparation Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 10 Korean Heritage 2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Korean Heritage 2 Practice and acitivity Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 11 Korean Heritage: Additional reading (Reading from outside source will be provided.) Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Additional reading Practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 12 Translation (preview of Korean 8) Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Translation practice and activity Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 13 Presentation 1 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
Presentation 2; conclusion Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO3 LO5

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

Integrated Korean Advanced 1 (Textbook only, no workbook) by Hee-Jeong Jeong et. al., University of Hawaii Press, 2021. 

Available at Gleebooks shop, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037.   Tel: 9660-2333)


Other texts:

Media (Clips of Reply 1988) will be provided. The link to the media sources will be shared in the first session of the semester. Reading excerpts from outside sources may be used and provided (purchase not required).

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. Be able to discuss complex issues fluently in Korean either orally or in writing
  • LO2. Become familiar with the Korean media landscape and learn to analyze the potential biases of different news sources
  • LO3. Gain the language skills necessary to function in an academic or business environment in Korea
  • LO4. Learn about advanced grammar forms and acquire domain-specific vocabulary
  • LO5. Gain an in-depth understanding of current issues in Korea through the study and discussion of primary Korean language materials

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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