Undergraduate study in Korean

What you can study in Korean

Language courses will give you communication skills and enable you to read simple modern Korean texts. You can also study Korean society, literature and culture.

Structuring your major in Korean

You can take a major in Korean as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

  • For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
  • For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.
  • For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Taking a Module in Korean

If you would like to study Korean alongside your two BA majors, you can complete a Module.

A Module is an optional grouping of three courses on a particular theme which enables you to add extra value to your Bachelor of Arts.

Take a look at Modules

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Korean. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Korean major:

  • ASIAN 100, KOREAN 120 and 301
  • Two courses from ASIAN 204, KOREAN 205, 241
  • One course from ANTRHO 329, ASIAN 302, KOREAN
    305, 341

Enrolling in Korean language courses for the first time

If you have no or limited knowledge of Korean, please enrol in KOREAN 110 or KOREAN 110G. The University may cancel your enrolment at any time if you are found to have prior knowledge or study in the language.

If you have studied Korean before or know it from home, please apply for an enrolment concession for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge. You might be prompted to sit a placement test.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Korean, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.