INDO2404 Indonesian 4

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the INDNB Indonesian Studies; INDNP Indonesian Studies major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
This unit follows on from INDO1403 Indonesian 3 or INDO2403 Indonesian 3 and leads to INDO2405 Indonesian 5 or INDO3405 Indonesian 5. It develops 'basic social proficiency' in both formal and informal Indonesian or Level 2 of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995). 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.
Students are able to (1) have a general understanding of common cultural aspects of Indonesian life and provide information and express opinions in spoken Indonesian—students 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 and provide information and express opinions in written Indonesian (e.g. essays).
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment—attendance and participation; weekly listening exercises and tests; (2) major assignments—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
INDO2403 Indonesian 3 or (INDO1403 Indonesian 3 and INDO1001 Indonesian 3A) or INDO2203 Indonesian Intermediate I
INDO1104 Indonesian Intermediate II or INDO2204 Indonesian Intermediate II or INDO1404 Indonesian 4
Contact hours
3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.