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INM3415 - Indonesian for Special Purposes: media masa

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Paul Thomas


Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit provides opportunities for language learning through immersion in a content based unit dealing with practical aspects of journalism in the Indonesian context. Two workshops are conducted each week which integrate language skills with four main themes: history and background of the media in Indonesia, translation and the media, the print media; and radio broadcasting.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to: follow and create text across a broad range of registers commonly dealt with by the Indonesian news journalist; demonstrate an understanding of the underlying issues related to the practice and occupation of journalism in Indonesia; exploit a range of questioning skills in an interview situation; recognise and apply specific journalistic styles both in the print and broadcast media; question the underlying motives and quality of journalistic text.


Spoken word project (15 minutes): 30%;
News analysis and translation (1500 words): 30%;
Feature article (1000 words): 20%;
Written Examination (2 hours): 20%.

Contact hours

4 hours ( 2 x 2hr workshops) per week

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

1 weekend school or equivalent hours with a private tutor.


INM2060 or equivalent