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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Brett Hough


Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago and its fourth most populous nation. It is a plural society made up of many groups distinguishable on ethnic, religious, linguistic, and other cultural grounds. The unit will examine the various socio-cultural traditions which have shaped and continue to shape contemporary Indonesia.


  1. An awareness of the unity and diversity of Indonesia
  2. an understanding of the significant social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped (and continue to shape) contemporary Indonesia
  3. the conceptual tools for understanding those processes
  4. a sense of their own personal and cultural reflexivity as they use material written from different theoretical perspectives
  5. the critical and expressive resources to make use of the material to write independent essays on the topics provided or chosen for assessment.


Seminar Work (1,000 words): 20%
Article review (1,000 words): 20%
Essay (2,000 words): 50%
On-line test (500 words): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brett Hough

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour film screening and 2 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Indonesian studies
Asian studies


Appropriate first-year ANY sequence or by permission