- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
- Major code INDN-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Academic Contact Prof I Wayan Arka
This major develops students' ability to communicate in a culturally and socially appropriate manner in Indonesian—the national language of Australia's close neighbour, and a language with well over 200 million speakers. The major emphasises the importance of cultural as well as linguistic fluency from the introductory level onwards and stresses the functional and situational use of the language in everyday life. Not only will students be able to converse on topics of relevance and interest to Indonesian speakers, but they will be able to read and write the language as it appears in the media and in literature.
Students in this minor are encouraged to study Indonesian through immersive programs, which can be done through intensive study in the summer or winter breaks. Competitive scholarships are available to qualified students. Competitive scholarships are available to qualified students.
- Recogniseand produce the full set of standard Indonesian phonemes and use patterns ofstress and intonation.
- Recogniseand produce phrase and sentence structures that enable them to converse andwrite extended passages on a wide range of non-technical topics, and to read arange of authentic print media texts with sparing use of a dictionary.
- Use anactive vocabulary of around 2500 words.
- Converse andwrite on a wide range of everyday topics as well as in contexts such asdiscussion of marriage laws, forest conservation, urbanisation, languagepolitics, and economic disparity.
- Demonstratea cultural understanding of Indonesian perceptions or practices regarding suchtopics as: de facto relationships, punishment for drug offences, internalmigration, language prestige and language choice, and working abroad.
Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language proficiency assessment to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor.
Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
6 units from the completion of the following course:
INDN3003 - Indonesian 6 (6 units)
A minimum of 30 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
INDN1002 - Indonesian 1 (6 units)
INDN1003 - Indonesian 2 (6 units)
INDN2002 - Indonesian 3 (6 units)
INDN2003 - Indonesian 4 (6 units)
INDN3002 - Indonesian 5 (6 units)
INDN3015 - Advanced Indonesian: Translation into English (6 units)
LING3104 - Indonesian and Interdisciplinary Linguistics (L) (6 units)
A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:
ASIA2098 - Asian and Pacific Studies Internship (12 units)
ASIA2100 - Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)
ASIA2103 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)
ASIA3108 - Research Topics in Asian and Pacific Languages (L) (6 units)*
TETM1002 - Tetum 1 (6 units)
TETM1003 - Tetum 2 (6 units)
*The course is offered in semester 1 and 2 each year. Students may enrol in this course code up to 4 times, under different topics of Indonesian to be included in this major. Enrolment in this course is subject to the availability and agreement of an appropriate supervisor. It is a requirement that students confirm the approval of the potential supervisor before enrolling in the course.Back to the top