ATS3116 - Indonesian 6: Indonesian writing - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Indonesian Studies


Ms Yacinta Kurniasih

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


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


The unit develops Indonesian linguistic and cultural proficiency through a focus on Indonesian writing and literature. The unit shows a particular concern with 'new' Indonesian writing but also positions this writing within its historical, cultural and literary context. Students engage with a range of literary texts and Indonesian language styles (e.g. youth, ethnic) and gain an understanding of why and how authors vary their language. Students also learn to critically analyze these Indonesian texts vis--vis literary and cultural conventions in Australia and beyond.


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

  1. analyse Indonesian writing within its historical, cultural and literary context;
  2. critically read and analyse an Indonesian literary text vis--vis other Indonesian texts and/or Australian and global literature more generally, as well as translate their views of these texts across the Indonesian and English languages;
  3. interpret the way in which the Indonesian language has a range of Indonesian and other styles, which serve as strategic, literary resources for writers;
  4. use an expanded vocabulary set to read, write and speak in a range of 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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS3115 or placement test or unit coordinator's permission