INDNB Indonesian Studies major

The Indonesian Studies major enables students to achieve a high level of fluency in the language of Australia's closest neighbour and the world's fourth largest country. Indonesian is a relatively easy language to learn as it uses the Roman script and is simple to spell and pronounce. As well as learning how to speak, read and write Indonesian, students study Indonesia's vibrant culture, ethnically diverse society and never dull politics. There are also short and semester-long opportunities for students to spend time studying at an Indonesian university, a life-changing experience. Students graduate with a portfolio of skills and attributes that are much in demand by employers in both the public and private sectors.

This major is taken by beginners. It is incompatible with a pass in WACE Indonesian: Second Language IND2A/2B or higher.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a good written and spoken competence in the Indonesian language; (2) understand how culturally specific social structures affect interpersonal communication, and determine how to apply this knowledge to their own interactions in a culturally sensitive manner; (3) engage effectively in the key debates on Indonesian history, society and culture in a professional manner and produce coherent and well-argued written work; (4) demonstrate competence in a set of transferable skills, including (but not limited to) digital literacy, information management, research skills and critical thinking, as well as an ability to manage and take responsibility for their own learning processes with minimum guidance; and (5) apply their country-specific knowledge in the context of their second major (if applicable).

Degree-specific major

INDNB Indonesian Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

INDNB Indonesian Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
  • one Level 1 complementary unit
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 INDO1401 Indonesian 1
Incompatibility:
INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
S2 INDO1402 Indonesian 2
Prerequisites:
INDO1401 Indonesian 1
or
INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
Incompatibility:
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
Complementary units
Take complementary unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, NS ASIA1001 Asian Societies and Cultures
Incompatibility:
ASIA1101 Exploring Asian Identities
S2, NS ASIA1002 Asia from Colonial to Modern
Incompatibility:
ASIA1102 Creating Asian Modernities

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 INDO2001 Indonesian 3A
Prerequisites:
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
or
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
Co-requisites:
INDO2403 Indonesian 3
Incompatibility:
INDO2201 Indonesian Intermediate Bridging
S1 INDO2403 Indonesian 3
Prerequisites:
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
or
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
Co-requisites:
INDO2001 Indonesian 3A
Incompatibility:
INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
or
INDO1403 Indonesian 3
S2 INDO2404 Indonesian 4
Prerequisites:
INDO2403 Indonesian 3
or
(INDO1403 Indonesian 3
and
INDO1001 Indonesian 3A)
or
INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
Incompatibility:
INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II
or
INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II
or
INDO1404 Indonesian 4

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ASIA3001 Indonesian Politics and Culture
Prerequisites:
Any Level 2 ASIA, ANTH
or
INDO coded unit
Incompatibility:
ASIA2210 Society and Culture in Indonesia, ASIA2221 Indonesian Politics and Society
S1 INDO3405 Indonesian 5
Prerequisites:
INDO2404 Indonesian 4
or
INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II
Incompatibility:
INDO3305 Indonesian Advanced I
or
INDO1405 Indonesian 5
or
INDO2405 Indonesian 5
S2 INDO3406 Indonesian 6
Prerequisites:
INDO3405 Indonesian 5
or
INDO3305 Indonesian Advanced I
Incompatibility:
INDO3306 Indonesian Advanced II
or
INDO1406 Indonesian 6
or
INDO2406 Indonesian 6

Substitute units

Degree-specific major units
Substitute units—take units if applicable:

Students can substitute INDO2801 for any three Level 2 units (18 points) in the Indonesian major — INDO3802 for any two Level 3 units (12 points) (including ASIA3001) in the Indonesian major.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 INDO2801 Indonesian In-country 5
Prerequisites:
completion of one year of Indonesian language studies at this University
or
equivalent
S1, S2 INDO2802 Indonesian Field Study
Prerequisites:
any level of Indonesian language
S1, S2 INDO3802 Indonesian In-country 6
Prerequisites:
completion of one year of Indonesian language studies at this University
or
equivalent

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the INDNB Indonesian Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-INDNB

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the INDNB Indonesian Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-INDNB-Generic

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

INDNB Indonesian Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

INDNB Indonesian Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The INDNB Indonesian Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 INDO1401 Indonesian 1
Incompatibility:
INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
S2 INDO1402 Indonesian 2
Prerequisites:
INDO1401 Indonesian 1
or
INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
Incompatibility:
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 INDO2001 Indonesian 3A
Prerequisites:
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
or
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
Co-requisites:
INDO2403 Indonesian 3
Incompatibility:
INDO2201 Indonesian Intermediate Bridging
S1 INDO2403 Indonesian 3
Prerequisites:
INDO1402 Indonesian 2
or
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II
Co-requisites:
INDO2001 Indonesian 3A
Incompatibility:
INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
or
INDO1403 Indonesian 3
S2 INDO2404 Indonesian 4
Prerequisites:
INDO2403 Indonesian 3
or
(INDO1403 Indonesian 3
and
INDO1001 Indonesian 3A)
or
INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
Incompatibility:
INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II
or
INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II
or
INDO1404 Indonesian 4

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ASIA3001 Indonesian Politics and Culture
Prerequisites:
Any Level 2 ASIA, ANTH
or
INDO coded unit
Incompatibility:
ASIA2210 Society and Culture in Indonesia, ASIA2221 Indonesian Politics and Society
S1 INDO3405 Indonesian 5
Prerequisites:
INDO2404 Indonesian 4
or
INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II
Incompatibility:
INDO3305 Indonesian Advanced I
or
INDO1405 Indonesian 5
or
INDO2405 Indonesian 5
S2 INDO3406 Indonesian 6
Prerequisites:
INDO3405 Indonesian 5
or
INDO3305 Indonesian Advanced I
Incompatibility:
INDO3306 Indonesian Advanced II
or
INDO1406 Indonesian 6
or
INDO2406 Indonesian 6

Substitute units

Second major units
Substitute units—take units if applicable:

Students can substitute INDO2801 for any three Level 2 units (18 points) in the Indonesian major — INDO3802 for any two Level 3 units (12 points) (including ASIA3001) in the Indonesian major.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 INDO2801 Indonesian In-country 5
Prerequisites:
completion of one year of Indonesian language studies at this University
or
equivalent
S1, S2 INDO2802 Indonesian Field Study
Prerequisites:
any level of Indonesian language
S1, S2 INDO3802 Indonesian In-country 6
Prerequisites:
completion of one year of Indonesian language studies at this University
or
equivalent

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how INDNB Indonesian Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-INDNB

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

INDNB Indonesian Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.