Mass Media in Indonesia

Subject 110-311 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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
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Dr A Heryanto
Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on the transforming power of communicative technology in social history, with specific empirical reference to modern Indonesia. Students will closely examine the profound social transformation brought about by literacy and mass print - one of the most important information technologies in human history - in functionally less-literate communities at a time of global invasion of electronic high technology. Nationalism, democratisation, popular cultures and social identities will be some of the key issues in the subject.

Assessment: Minimum attendance of eight tutorial sessions is required; oral presentation for class discussion 10% (during the semester); one short essay of 750 words 20% (due one week after class seminar for individual student); ongoing class participation 10%; one short essay of 750 words for 20% (due mid-semester); and one long essay of 2500 words 40% (due during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Materials supplied by the Institute
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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 critical thinking and analysis skills through recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by determining strength of an argument;

  • acquire research skills through competent use of the library, and other information sources and the definition of areas of inquiry and methods of research;

  • be able to think in theoretical terms through lectures, tutorial discussions, essay writing and engagement in the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences.


Previously available as 110-218 Mass Media in Indonesia. Students who have completed 110-218 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communication) & Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications)
Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Sociology)
Diploma in Modern Languages - Indonesian
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Indonesian)

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