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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Indonesian studies major emphasises competence in intercultural communication, while adopting a transdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the interaction of culture and language with particular reference to history, performing arts, journalism, literature and translation. The major facilitates students' progress towards a high level of communication skills integrating language skills in both standard and colloquial varieties of Indonesian. The development of language skills is set within the broader social and cultural contexts of Indonesia and the Malay world of Southeast Asia.

There are three streams within the major: Introductory, for students with no previous knowledge of Indonesian or Malay; Intermediate, for students with VCE Indonesian or its equivalent; and Proficient, for students with Malay or Indonesian background.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between culture and language
  • communicate proficiency in Indonesian through speaking, listening, reading and writing at levels commensurate with the language exit point from the major
  • apply translation skills at the para-professional level
  • demonstrate a critical approach to the reading of translated texts
  • understand common journalistic styles and be able to translate them into the appropriate register in English
  • explain theoretical issues related to translation and interpreting
  • show an understanding of the role of the translator and interpreter in local and global communication
  • utilise independent research skills exploiting both Indonesian and English sources.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Indonesian program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Non-arts students

Students who want to study Indonesian as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year level of language units for which they are permitted to enrol.

Language study abroad program

In collaboration with Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, the Indonesian program at Monash is able to offer students the facility of completing one level of in-country study in intensive mode (normally six weeks). This is available at each level except first-year level, and teaching normally occurs over the summer period. Based on results obtained, students gain credit toward their Monash degree, and can fast-track their studies while gaining valuable experience of Indonesian life.

Students must obtain written approval from the Indonesian program before enrolling. For further details please contact the in-country coordinator Yacinta KurniasihYacinta Kurniasih (http://mdsadmin-new.monash.edu.au/cgi-bin/staffsearch/staffsearch?name=Yacinta%20Kurniasih) or visit the Indonesian in-country program web pageIndonesian in-country program web page (http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/indonesian/incountry/index.php).

Note: The Indonesian in-country program is only available on a fee-paying basis. The appropriate fee is paid to Gadjah Mada University, and both tuition and accommodation are covered, however, students may be eligible to apply for a Monash Abroad study grantMonash Abroad study grant (http://monash.edu.au/study-abroad/outbound/financial/).

Teaching language requirements

Students intending to teach Indonesian will need to complete an advanced major with an equivalent of three years post-VCE study.

Units

Students taking Indonesian studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. Students who wish to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking language study abroad units or because their language acquisition results allow this, must consult with the program convenor before enrolling.

Minor in Indonesian studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Indonesian studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

  • at least 18 points of language units, following the appropriate entry point guidelines

Major in Indonesian studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students commencing with little or no knowledge of the language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Indonesian studies from entry point 1 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points):

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures

(d.) two language units (12 points):

(e.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed. Students can replace up to 24 points of compulsory language units with alternate in-country units. Students are also encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Major in Indonesian studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students who have completed VCE in Indonesian or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Indonesian studies from entry point 2 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points):

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures

(c.) four language units (24 points):

  • ATS3115 Indonesian proficient 1
  • ATS3116 Indonesian proficient 2
  • ATS3117 Indonesian studies advanced 1: Journalism
  • ATS3118 Indonesian studies advanced 2: Theatre and film

(d.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed. Students can replace up to 24 points of compulsory language units with alternate in-country units. Students are also encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Major in Indonesian studies: Entry point 3 - Proficient

For students from Malay or Indonesian language backgrounds and students who have completed VCE in Indonesian, or its equivalent, with additional in-country or academic experience.

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Indonesian studies from entry point 3 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points):

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures

(b.) four language units (24 points):

  • ATS3115 Indonesian proficient 1
  • ATS3116 Indonesian proficient 2
  • ATS3117 Indonesian advanced 1: Journalism
  • ATS3118 Indonesian advanced 2: Theatre and film

(c.) additional elective units chosen from the list of electives below (18 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed. Students can replace up to 24 points of compulsory language units with alternate in-country units. Students are also encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Extended major in Indonesian studies

Students completing an extended major in Indonesian studies (60 points), from any entry point, must complete an additional 12-points from one of the following options:

  • ATS3139 LLCL extended major research unit (12 points)
  • ATS3948 LLCL internship (6 points) and ATS3138 LLCL special reading unit (6 points)

Elective units

  • ATS1344 Living gamelan: Gong-chime cultures in context
  • ATS2606/ATS3606 The island world of Southeast Asia
  • ATS2607/ATS3607 Nationalism and revolution in Southeast Asia
  • ATS2621 Religion as culture in the Malay world
  • ATS2671/ATS3671 Managing intercultural communication
  • ATS2926 Performance studies: Indonesian Gamelan
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Violence, crime and protest
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3334 Southeast Asian politics
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning
  • ATS3948 LLCL internship
  • INDO20017 Unity: Evolving Indonesian Nationhood*

* Cross-institutional unit from the University of Melbourne.

Language study abroad units

For a list of units, please refer to the LCL Study Abroad webpageLCL Study Abroad webpage (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/lcl-study-abroad/).

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts