A History of Indonesian and its Role in Society
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the development of modern Indonesian culture through literature, mass media and other communicative forms in Indonesia's historical context;
- identify and engage critically with scholarly literature in the field of contemporary Indonesian/Malay studies;
- apply an advanced understanding derived from extensive reading to critically analyse key concepts and themes in Indonesian culture and society, and the contextual influences upon them; and
- formulate complex arguments and communicate them concisely, coherently and compellingly in written form.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In this subject you will learn about the history of Malay/Indonesian. You’ll cover topics such as: Malay and its relatives; Old Malay; Classical Malay; Colonialism and the development of Malay; nationalism and the rise of Indonesian; language planning; diglossia in Indonesian; the influence of English and other foreign languages; and the relationship between regional languages and Indonesian. Some of the topics include the study of original texts (with English translation) that illustrate various aspects of the discussion. However, the subject material is mainly in English and taught in English. Assessment tasks may require Indonesian, but those who do not have Indonesian can do alternative assignment tasks in English. Through study of Indonesian/Malay language history you will gain a greater understanding of the various forms of Malay/Indonesian in the Indonesian archipelago (and beyond). Moreover, it also provides a general understanding of the history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
Assessment 1: Major Essay. 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4; Assessment 2: MinorEssay. 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4; Assessment 3: Online Participation. 600 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 4; Assessment 4: Online Quiz 1. 750 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4; Assessment 5: Online Quiz 2. 750 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4; Assessment 6: Online Quiz 3. 750 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Assessment 1 - Major Essay. 2000 words (40%)
- Assessment 2 - Minor Essay. 1000 words (30%)
- Assessment 3 - Contribution to online discussion. 600 words (10%)
- Assessment 4 - Online Quiz 1. 750 words (equivalent) (5%)
- Assessment 5 - Online Quiz 2. 750 words (equivalent) (5%)
- Assessment 6 - Online Quiz 3. 750 words (equivalent) (10%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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