• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Minor code INDN-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Indonesian Language Minor


This minor aims at developing students' ability to communicate in a culturally and socially appropriate manner in Indonesian—the national language of Australia's closest neighbour, and a language with 165 million speakers. The minor emphasises the importance of cultural as well as linguistic fluency from the introductory level onwards and stress the functional and situational use of the language in every day life. Not only will students be able to converse on topics of relevance and interest to themselves and to Indonesian speakers, but they will be able to read and write the language as it appears in the media and in literature.

A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed.

Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Indonesian language major students should be able to:

  1. express themselves well in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and to the people to whom one is speaking.
  2. read and understand newspapers and other texts in Indonesian
  3. engage with authentic Indonesian language media
  4. write in Indonesian in the appropriate style using the correct grammar and the vocabulary appropriate the genre, contents and audience
  5. Write, perform and record presentations or interviews in Indonesian either individually or in cooperative groups, and answer questions based on those performances or interviews


Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major, whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
INDN1002 Indonesian 1A 6
INDN1003 Indonesian 1B 6
INDN1005 Indonesian 1A: In-Country 6
INDN1006 Indonesian 1B: In-Country 6
INDN2002 Indonesian 2A 6
INDN2003 Indonesian 2B 6
INDN2004 Indonesian 2A: In-Country 6
INDN2006 Indonesian 2B: In-Country 6
INDN3002 Indonesian 3A 6
INDN3003 Indonesian 3B 6
INDN3012 Advanced Indonesian A In-Country 6
INDN3013 Advanced Indonesian B In-Country 6
ASIA2108 Popular Cultures in Indonesia 6
INDN2101 Linguistic Aspects of Indonesian 6
INDN2108 Popular Cultures in Indonesia (L) 6
INDN3004 Readings in Southeast Asian Culture 6
INDN3005 Advanced Readings in Southeast Asian Culture 6
  INDN 3007: Intro SEAsian Performing Arts
INDN3015 Translation from Indonesian 6
INDN3107 Introduction to Southeast Asian Performing Arts: Performance, Genres and Intercultural Translation 6
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