ATS3117 - Journalism through cultural interaction: Indonesia and its neighbours - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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



Organisational Unit

Indonesian Studies


Mr Paul Thomas

Not offered in 2017


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


The unit focuses on the diverse role of journalism in reporting and interpreting events across cultures in the context of Indonesia and its relationship with its neighbors, including Australia. The seminars present topics related to the commercial media, national broadcasters and citizen journalism and discuss the responsibilities and capacity for journalism to mediate and inform public opinion. Workshops provide opportunities for discussion on readings and videos along with the active development of project work related to the media based assignments. The primary language of this unit is Indonesian.


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

  1. evaluate and critique Indonesian news sources in regards to the quality of their reporting;
  2. research, analyse and present issues in Indonesian of interest to a general audience;
  3. critique the underlying issues related to the practice and occupation of journalists in international reporting;
  4. utilise a range of questioning skills in an interview situation in the Indonesian language;
  5. recognise and apply specific journalistic styles suited to community radio and/or citizen journalism;
  6. locate and exploit news archives for historical or background research.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

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


ATS2116 or ATS3116 or placement test or unit coordinator's permission


ATS1117, ATS2117