ATS3115 - Indonesian 5: Indonesian political culture - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Indonesian Studies


Ms Yacinta Kurniasih

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


The unit develops Indonesian cultural knowledge and language proficiency through a focus on Indonesian political culture. Passages from Indonesian online and print media and other texts are used to understand and critically analyse Indonesian political culture vis--vis Australian political culture as well as to understand how the relationship between the two comes to bear on Australian-Indonesian relations. Special attention is paid to how speakers and writers vary language styles (e.g. Indonesian, local language) to suit and persuade political and public audiences.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse complex issues in Indonesian political culture;
  2. critically read, assess and articulate an informed position vis--vis Indonesian political texts, as well as translate these positions across the Indonesian and English languages;
  3. appraise the various styles of Indonesian language and distinguish how these are strategically used to influence audiences and public opinion;
  4. use an expanded vocabulary set to listen to, speak/write in and read a range of Indonesian styles.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS2114 or placement test or unit coordinator's permission