Indonesian 5A

Subject INDO20012 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (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.


INDO10008 Indonesian 4B or equivalent.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Ms Elisabeth Riharti

Subject Overview:

Students will further develop their ability to read, discuss and write in Indonesian about social, political, cultural issues in Indonesia and beyond. Gender and class issues will be investigated through the reading and discussion of a novel and a variety of research papers. Students will write critical essays on these issues and present them in standard academic Indonesian.


On completion of the subject, students should:
• have read and discussed an Indonesian novel and a variety of research papers with a special emphasis on gender and class issues;
• be able to present summaries, commentaries and analyses of the prescribed readings in Indonesian;
• be able to use Indonesian to lead and participate in discussions on major social, cultural and political issues;
• conduct a mini research and present the result in standard academic Indonesian both in oral and written forms;
• have a broad understanding of socio-cultural and political issues affecting Indonesia today.


A 1000 word essay 20% (due early semester), a 20 minutes class presentation 20% (due mid semester), an in-class test 20% (due late 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

Previously available as 110-420 Indonesian Level 5A.

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