Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitAnthropology
OfferedNot offered in 2013


Previously coded ANY3210


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%
Book review (1,500 words): 30%
Essay (2,000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)


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


Appropriate first-year ANY sequence or by permission