Major Overview

Description

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).

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Courses

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

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; OS = offshore teaching period

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 INDO1401 Indonesian 1
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
S2 INDO1402 Indonesian 2
Prerequisites:
INDO1401 Indonesian 1
or
INDO1101 Indonesian Beginners I
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
INDO1102 Indonesian Beginners II

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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
N/A INDO2801 Indonesian In-country 5
Prerequisites:
completion of one year of Indonesian language studies at this University
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
OS INDO2802 Indonesian Field Study
Prerequisites:
any level of Indonesian language
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
OS INDO3802 Indonesian In-country 6
Prerequisites:
completion of one year of Indonesian language studies at this University
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.