Indonesian 5B

Subject INDO10010 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

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.


INDO10009 Indonesian 5A or equivalent.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Ms Elisabeth Riharti

Subject Overview:

Students extend their ability to engage in discussions in Indonesian about social, cultural and political phenomena as they affect Indonesia and the world through critical reading and analysis of authentic texts. Students will work with a variety of text types including academic journals and articles from Indonesian media. Students will conduct a mini research project on a topic of interest and relevant to their broader studies.


On completion of this subject students are expected to:
• have developed culturally appropriate interactional skills in Indonesian;
• be able to conduct research and present the results in standard academic Indonesian orally and in writing;
• have a broad understanding of social, cultural and political issues currently affecting Indonesia;
• be able to analyse and comment on cultural phenomena in scholarly terms;
• 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), a 20 minute class presentation 20% (due mid semester), an in-class test 20% (due late semester), a 1500 word essay 30% (due during the exam 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.

Previously available as 110-421 Indonesian Level 5B.

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