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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Paul Thomas


Previously coded INM2070


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: 30%
News analysis and translation: 30%
Feature article: 20%
Written Exam: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Paul Thomas

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x workshop and 1 x lecture) per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

1 weekend school or equivalent hours with private tutor.

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



ATS1116 or equivalent


ATS1117, ATS3117