INDO1404 Indonesian 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the INDNI Indonesian Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit follows on from INDO1403 Indonesian 3 and leads to INDO2405 Indonesian 5. It develops basic social proficiency in both formal and informal Indonesian. Using a variety of text types, students develop their ability to discuss daily life in Australia and Indonesia, focusing on Indonesian society and culture. They widen their vocabulary and their understanding of sophisticated linguistic structures. Students are introduced to the conventions of informal speech in Indonesian, using largely video material from Indonesian films and television but also youth magazines. Their writing skills are also further developed through essay writing exercises. They are expected to be able to operate relatively capably in social situations in Indonesia, demonstrating comprehension of formal and informal speech in Indonesian, providing information and expressing opinions. The unit enables students to achieve 'basic social proficiency' in Indonesian or Level 2 of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995).
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) have a general understanding of common cultural aspects of Indonesian life; provide information and express opinions in spoken Indonesian and achieve 'social proficiency' (Level 2+) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) engage in simple discussions about some aspects of social life in Indonesia and Australia; (3) demonstrate comprehension of formal and informal speech in Indonesian; and (4) translate academic Indonesian texts on Indonesian society and culture into English using a dictionary; provide information and express opinions in written Indonesian (e.g. essays).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment—attendance and participation, weekly listening exercises and tests; (2) major assignments—a modern political history or culture assignment and presentation; and (3) examinations—an oral examination and a two-hour final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Theresia Seputro
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
INDO1403 Indonesian 3 or INDO1103 Indonesian Intermediate I
Incompatibility:
INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II or INDO2404 Indonesian 4
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.