• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Gregory Fealy
    • Dr Sally White
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASIA2516
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    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 (40%), Tutorial (30%), and Final exam (30%). Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the graduate students’ interests. Graduate students may expect a final assignment rather than an exam.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA2516.

You will need to contact the Department of Political and Social Change to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

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.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
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
3653 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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