• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Specialisation code INDN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Indonesian Language and Culture Specialisation

ANU is Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge. You will be taught by Indonesian Studies specialists, linguists and experts in oral, dramatic and textual arts.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in language-related and cross-cultural work in government and non-government organisations, language technologies or as an independent language practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate general fluency in oral and written expression as well as in aural and reading comprehension, covering expression in different registers from everyday language use to academic language;
  2. express themselves orally and in writing in different genres;
  3. understand key aspects of culture, history, politics and society;
  4. demonstrate intercultural awareness, including critically comparing and reflecting on cross-cultural differences between Indonesian-speaking and Australian cultures and/or their native culture; and
  5. conduct research on a topic related to Indonesian and its associated cultures, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 18 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
INDN6002 Indonesian 2A 6
INDN6003 Indonesian 2B 6
INDN6004 Readings in Southeast Asian Culture 6
INDN6005 Advanced Readings in South East Asian Cultures 6
INDN6015 Translation from Indonesian 6
INDN6102 Indonesian 1A 6
INDN6103 Indonesian 1B 6
INDN6104 Linguistic Aspects of Indonesian 6
  INDN 6107: Intro SEAsian Performing Arts
INDN6108 Popular Cultures in Indonesia (L) 6
INDN6502 Indonesian 3A 6
INDN6503 Indonesian 3B 6
INDN8001 Indonesian Refresher A 3
INDN8002 Indonesian Refresher B 3
INDN8003 Indonesian Refresher C 3
INDN8004 Indonesian Refresher D 3
JAVA6005 Modern Javanese A 6
JAVA6505 Modern Javanese B 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6
LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6
LANG6016 Translation Project 6
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