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Indonesian 6 (INDO30007)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeINDO30007
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students explore current issues in Indonesian society and further develop their linguistic abilities; topics covered may include democracy at work, religious disputes, other current events and a look at pre-independence Indonesia. These will be investigated through reading or viewing authentic material such as literary forms (e.g. short stories, poems) media reports, magazine articles, film & television clips. Students will undertake class discussions, presentations, essays and short translation exercises in order to consolidate linguistic resources gained in previous levels and develop a better understanding of complex and subtle language usage. At the end of this subject, students should have the linguistic resources necessary to begin tackling in-depth study of specific topics in professional and academic contexts using the Indonesian language.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • summarise and respond orally and in writing to key issues raised in prescribed texts;
  • write persuasive essays on topics relevant to the study of Indonesia;
  • translate short literary texts;
  • identify, interpret and utilise figurative expressions appropriate to extended Indonesian texts;
  • develop a sound basis for further Indonesian language study.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should:

  • develop communication skills;
  • show attention to detail;
  • acquire skills to communicate actively in an unfamiliar environment.
  • develop ability to present argumentation and analysis in a foreign language;
  • generalise knowledge gained in class to wider context.

Last updated: 27 April 2017