• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Political Sciences
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Edward Aspinall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASIA6516
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

This course focuses on political and social developments in Indonesia since 1945.  It summarises the major political events and figures of the post-independence period before examining specific themes such as the role of the military, Islamic movements, the state Pancasila ideology, criminality and violence, gender, foreign policy and the position of minorities.  Discussion of different scholarly interpretations of these events and themes will form a major part of the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a strong grasp of the main events, issues figures and organisations that have shaped Indonesian political and social life post independence. 

2. Understand the major scholarly approaches to the study of Indonesia. 

3. Critically engage with primary and secondary source materials.

Indicative Assessment

Essay (30%), Tutorial (40%), and Final exam (30%).

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Workload

32 contact hours per semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of university courses. Incompatible with ASIA6516

Preliminary Reading

Robert Cribb and Colin Brown, Modern Indonesia: A History since 1945, Longman, Harlow, 1996
Merle Ricklefs, A History of Modern Indonesia Since c.1200 (3rd edn),
Palgrave, London, 2001.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3441 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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