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Indonesian Studies

MajorYear: 2018

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The undergraduate program in Indonesian Studies comprises coursework designed to build students' knowledge and skills in understanding and analysing Indonesian language and society.

Indonesian language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units) from Indonesian 1 through to Indonesian 6, with 4 additional advanced units. Entry points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the Indonesian Studies program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the convenor of the Indonesian Studies program.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete a major in Indonesian should:

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Indonesian language, culture and society, relative to their entry level
  • Develop a capacity to combine knowledge of the Indonesian language with Southeast Asian area studies and one or more disciplines.
  • Acquire effective oral and written communication skills and develop the research and inquiry skills to examine complex issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
  • Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity of the Southeast Asian region and develop the skills to work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Develop an understanding of the local, national and global issues in the Southeast Asian region and have the capacity to work effectively across disciplines and cultures.
  • Graduates will be able to be leaders in promoting Asian Literacy in their workplaces and communities.
  • Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups.

Last updated: 28 November 2017