Analysing Indonesia: Concepts and Issues

Subject INDO20001 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and 1.5-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

Time commitment totals 170 hours.


Completion of any two first-year arts subjects or permission of the convenor of the program. This subject does not presuppose knowledge of Indonesian.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


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Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Edwin Jurriens


Dr Edwin Jurriens

Subject Overview:

This subject is a multidisciplinary introduction to key concepts in the social sciences and cultural studies and their uses in study of modern Indonesia, covering the historical, political, cultural, social, and language factors that have helped shape the nation-state of Indonesia. The subject should prepare the students for research in the field of Indonesian studies.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

understand a variety of approaches to the study of Indonesia;
be prepared for research in the field of Indonesian studies;
acquire basic concepts and analytical tools in social and cultural studies;
be able to apply reflexively selected classical paradigms on contexts and histories other than one's own;
be able to express in scholarly fashion the complexity of social relations in specific historical settings.


Tutorial participation 10% (ongoing, minimum attendance of eight tutorial sessions is required), tutorial presentations on assigned reading materials 10% (due during the semester), two short essays of 750 words each 20% in total (due one week after class seminar presentation for individual students) and long essay 2500 words 40% (due during the examination period).

Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 75% 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:

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Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Asian Studies Major

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