Indonesian 5A

Subject INDO30004 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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: INDO40003 Indonesian 4B or equivalent.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Ms Elisabeth Riharti


Ms Elisabeth Riharti
Subject Overview:

In this subject students will further develop their ability to critically read, analyse, discuss and write in Indonesian about social, political, cultural and historical phenomena in Indonesia and the world by engaging closely with a variety of texts including, for example, research papers, literature and film. Oral and colloquial language will be made more familiar and discussion on grammar will be conducted at an advanced level.

  • have developed sophisticated interactional skills in Indonesian.
  • be able to conduct extensive research in Indonesian and present the results through sophisticated presentations.
  • have a solid broad understanding of cultural and political issues currently affecting Indonesia.
  • be able to analyse and comment on cultural phenomena in scholarly terms.
  • be able to conduct research and present findings using complex and differentiated forms of expression.
  • be able to participate in discussions about major contemporary social and political issues in a cultural world not one's own.

A 1000-word essay 20% (due early semester), an in-class test 20% (due late semester), tutorial participation 20% (due throughout the semester), a 1500-word essay 30% (due during the examination period) and continuous class participation 10% .

Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials supplied by the Institute.

Recommended Texts:


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: Previously available as 110-420 Indonesian Level 5A.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Indonesian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Indonesian
Indonesian Major

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