Indonesian in Professional Discourse

Subject 110-306 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1 hour lecture and a 1.5 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 50 points of language-subjects offered by the Indonesian Program, or its equivalent as approved by both the Program Convener and Subject Coordinator.
Corequisites: .
Recommended Background Knowledge: .
Non Allowed Subjects: .
Core Participation Requirements: .


Mr J Wejak
Subject Overview:

This subject aims to examine the use of Indonesian in professional discourse in a range of areas including politics, law, commerce, religion, and media. Discussion topics are selectively designed for the purpose, beginning with a sketch of the historical development of Indonesian, and Indonesian dialect varieties, followed by discussions on Indonesian as a language of development, of politics, of law, of commerce, of religion, and of media. Crucial concepts underpinning language use and key terms in the focus discourse areas will be explored to enhance understanding of the use of Indonesian. Practical sessions in translation and interpreting will be included in order to strengthen students' skills in these areas.

Assessment: An essay (1500 words 20%, Week 5), translation (500 words, 20% - in class in Week 7), interpreting (10 minutes 20%, Week 9), essay (1500 words 20%, Week 11) and a class Presentation (10 minutes, 20%, Week 12). All items of assessment must be completed, and students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of all classes, in order to receive a pass in this subject.
Prescribed Texts: Materials supplied by the Asia Institute.
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire knowledge of key concepts and terms in focus discourse areas;

  • acquire an understanding of how language is used in professional discourse;

  • acquire knowledge of a variety of issues in relation to language use;

  • advanced practical skills in translating documents and interpreting.

Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages - Indonesian
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Indonesian)

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