INDO3407 Indonesian 7

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 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (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 3 core unit in the INDNP Indonesian Studies; INDNI Indonesian Studies major sequences
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit follows on from INDO2406 Indonesian 6 or INDO2206 Indonesian Advanced II and leads to INDO3408 Indonesian 8. It brings students to a sophisticated level of proficiency in both formal and informal Indonesian. It extends students' speaking, reading and writing skills through exposure to contemporary literature, films, academic Indonesian texts and journalism. Students are introduced to the world of Indonesian literature and independent film-making. They read short stories in Indonesian and study a popular Indonesian movie in detail. Students are also expected to achieve a high level of skill in writing through completing an extended academic essay in Indonesian on a contemporary social, cultural or political issue in Indonesia. By doing so, students gain not only a high level of proficiency in reading and writing, but also a detailed knowledge of contemporary problems in Indonesia. Areas covered in the unit include literary, journalistic, academic and colloquial Indonesian including Jakartan slang or 'bahasa gaul'. This unit is designed to enable students to achieve Level 3+ of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Elaine Wylie and D. E. Ingram, Griffith University, 1995).
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) perform effectively in situations pertinent to social and community life and everyday commerce and recreation, and generally in most situations pertinent to their own vocational fields—students achieve 'vocational proficiency' (Level 4) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary literature and film and express opinions with a relatively high degree of nuance; (3) read and write academic Indonesian, analyse a social, cultural or political issue using authentic Indonesian source materials and develop the capacity to interpret and perform informal Indonesian; and (4) demonstrate an awareness of the social and political context of literary and cinematic production.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment (participation, blogs); (2) assignments (book/film reviews, research project on social political issue); and (3) tests and examinations. 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:
INDO2406 Indonesian 6 or INDO2206 Indonesian Advanced II
Incompatibility:
INDO3307 Indonesian Specialist I
Contact hours
2 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.
  • 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.