- Code ASIA6516
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
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 will need to contact the Department of Political and Social Change to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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.
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- 6 units
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