ATS2114 - Indonesian 4: Stories and storytelling in the Indonesian archipelago - 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



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2113 or placement test or unit coordinator's permission.


The unit explores urban and regional cultures and the variety of Indonesian identities through analysis of storytelling in its many forms. This includes hip hop, graphic novels, short stories and the oral transmission of legends and myths. In addition to consolidating the vocabulary and grammar of ATS2113, this unit prompts students to reflect on the differences between Indonesian and English writing conventions, a process developed through creative writing tasks.


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

  1. read and analyse the Indonesian language in formal and semi-formal registers commonly found in Indonesian creative writing;
  2. acquire an expanded vocabulary and syntax, in spoken and written language describing a diverse range of storytelling experiences;
  3. produce spoken and written Indonesian reflections on their cross cultural encounters with Indonesia.


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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