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Students further develop their communicative abilities in Indonesian and their understanding of contemporary Indonesian culture and society by studying key issues such as the environment, modernity and development, and the complexities of ethnic and religious diversity. Students’ linguistic skills develop through reading short newspaper and magazine articles, viewing film and television clips, producing small research projects and opinion pieces, and engaging in informal and formal discussion groups. At the end of this subject students should be able to converse and write on a range of common topics, and be familiar with broad issues relevant to understanding Indonesian society.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
be familiar with themes that inform the construction of Indonesian society at both local and national levels;
be able to comprehend authentic written and audio-visual media in a popular style;
be able to express ideas and opinions on a number of issues in both writing and speaking;
have command of complex noun constructions and complex sentence combining strategies, with attention to text cohesion.
Last updated: 21 February 2020