• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Meghan Downes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Focussing on the politics of identity in everyday life, this course offers a general introduction to major issues in the study of popular culture and cultural studies. Secondly, the subject discusses critically selected works on popular cultures in Indonesia, and relates them to the general issues mentioned above.

Three inter-related areas of interest will run throughout the course, and will serve as the course’s foci: (a) questions of the location of a particular study of popular culture in the broader mapping of the study of culture in general; (b) questions concerning value judgements -- aesthetic or political; (c) particular connections, contrasts, or parallels among the different cases studied.

No prior mastery of Indonesian or knowledge of Indonesia is required, but familiarity with the society and language mastery would be an advantage.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to -

(a) recognise and explain the aesthetic, social, and ideological significance of the selected works of popular culture in Indonesia

(b) write a non-specialist, but analytical essay on one aspect of popular cultures in Indonesia

(c) able to identify potential areas of significance for further research of a broader scope

Indicative Assessment

ASIA2108 & ASIA2108(L)

Weekly class participation and four tutorial notes submitted 48 hours before class meetings (40%)

One essay plan, 750 words (20%) due mid semester

One long essay 2,500 words (40%) due early exam period

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Workload

Three hours a week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of courses.

Prescribed Texts

Available through Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8652 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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