Indonesian 4B

Subject INDO20003 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Indonesian 4A or equivalent.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Dr Michael Ewing


Dr Michael Ewing

Subject Overview:

In this subject students will consolidate the skills developed in Indonesian Level 4A. Students should be able to read Indonesian texts of different styles and registers, and to write a fairly nuanced essay in formal Indonesian, demonstrating sensitivity to the complexity of Indonesian social life and language.

  • be able to hold sophisticated discussions in Indonesian on a wide range of personal topics and current and historical and issues.
  • further develop their ability express their ideas orally using sophisticated language.
  • be able to conduct research and produce essays in standard written Indonesian.
  • be familiar with a variety of Indonesian texts of different styles and registers.
  • be able to analyse and comment upon the distinctions between different kinds of cultural discourse.
  • be able to deploy high-level formal written communicative skills in an analytical context.
  • demonstrate sensitivity to a complex social and communicative environment.
Assessment: Class participation 10% (ongoing), written work totalling 1500 words 40% (ongoing), 10 minute in-class oral presentation 10% (mid-semester) and 2-hour written final examination 40% (examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of all classes in order to be eligible to take the examination.
Prescribed Texts:

Materials supplied by the Institute.

Recommended Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
  • acquire public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
Notes: Available 3rd year for Post-VCE students and 2nd year for Advanced Post-VCE students.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Indonesian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Indonesian
Indonesian Major

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