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

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

  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:



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

Code Title Units
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development 6
  ASIA 2517: Indonesia: Language, Media

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

Code Title Units
ANTH3014 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia 6
  ARTV 2053: Contemporary Asian Art
  ARTV 2052: Introducing Asian Modernisms
ASIA2001 Language in Asia and the Pacific 6
  ASIA 2108: Popular Cultures in Indonesia
ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
  ASIA 2020: Engaging Asia
  ASIA 2027: Future of East Timor
ASIA2041 Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments 6
ASIA2045 Lies, Conspiracy and Propaganda 6
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
  ASIA 2069: Indonesia's Regions
ASIA2070 Democracy in Southeast Asia 6
ASIA2165 Islam in Southeast Asia 6
ASIA2167 Borders and their Transgressions in Mainland Southeast Asia 6
  ASIA 2174: Mysticism
  ASIA 2251: Buddhist Thought
  ASIA 3006: Prac Assign in Asia Pacific
ASIA3012 Readings in Asian Societies and Histories 6
  ASIA 3013: Read Asian Soc & Hist_B
  ASIA 3026: Special Topics in Asia and Pac
  ASIA 3050: Asia & Pacific World Heritage
  ASIA 4016: Asian Diasporas
ECON3009 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development(P) 6
  INDN 3007: Intro SEAsian Performing Arts
  LANG 3023: Translation Workshop
  LANG 3040: Critical Readings
  LANG 4001: Translation in Asia
POLS2100 Genocide in the Modern World 6
  POLS 3020: Lies Drugs Sex Videos
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