ATS2113 - Indonesian 3: Contemporary issues in Indonesia - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Indonesian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Yacinta Kurniasih


Ms Yacinta Kurniasih

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS1112 or VCE Indonesian or placement test or unit coordinator's permission.


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The unit develops and consolidates cultural knowledge and Indonesian language skills through a study of contemporary issues such as controversial concerts by global artists, animal rights and religious diversity as presented by the Indonesian media. Seminars and tutorials provide language practice through discussions, debates and other communicative tasks investigating the cultural and political background to long term and emerging issues in Indonesia. In addition, students acquire self-directed learning strategies related to vocabulary acquisition, analytical reading skills and the application of grammatical structures.


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

  1. extract and utilise basic information from Indonesian media sources to further develop understanding of Indonesian culture and society;
  2. identify common journalistic expressions and vocabulary related to reporting in Indonesia;
  3. inquire and report on Indonesian opinions related to current and emerging issues;
  4. summarise and discuss aspects of Indonesian syntax and vocabulary formation in Indonesian;
  5. apply appropriate learning strategies to specific tasks.


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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