• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
  • Minor code INST-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Indonesia is one of the world’s fourth most populous nation, with over 250 million people spread over 17,000 islands. It the world’s most populous Muslim nation and its third largest democracy, the biggest exporter of a number of commodities, and has some of the world’s most ubiquitous usage of digital media. Indonesia is often described as Australia’s most important neighbour, and Australian scholarship on Indonesia is regarded as the best in the world. The minor provides a well-integrated training, keeping a good balance in the scope of study between the past history and present challenges, as well as in terms of analytical approaches drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. Training in this major will significantly enhance qualifications and opportunities for employment in a wide range of fields, such as NGOs and development, media, education, government offices, or business and commerce. Successful completion of the minor will also provide students a solid foundation for further research work in a higher degree programs. 

The minor provides a depth of understanding of the diverse and vibrant, yet vast and complex Indonesian society, politics and culture. The Indonesian studies minor is designed to complement the Indonesian language minor, though knowledge of the Indonesian language is not required for courses in the Indonesian studies minor.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successfulcompletion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Understand and evaluate historical and current events and developments that have shaped Indonesia,
2. Identify and critique the contemporary socio-cultural and political systems of Indonesia,
3. Analyse developments in Indonesia in their regional and global contexts,
4. Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about Indonesian studies has developed.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Politics
  • International Security
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6

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

Code Title Units
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development 6

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

Code Title Units
ANTH3014 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia 6
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
ASIA2070 Democracy in Southeast Asia 6
ASIA2165 Islam in Southeast Asia 6
ASIA3030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia 6
ASIA3035 Indonesia in the Malay World: Culture, Media and Everyday Life 6
ASIA3021 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century 6
INDN3104 Advanced Indonesian: History and Development of the Language 6
ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy 6
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