INDO3408 Indonesian 8

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the INDNP Indonesian Studies; INDNI 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 3 elective
This unit follows on from INDO3407 Indonesian 7 or INDO3307 Indonesian Specialist I and is the most advanced Indonesian language unit taught at UWA. It is designed to expand students' speaking, reading and writing skills through exposure to film, specialist texts and popular literature. Areas covered in the unit include literary, journalistic and academic Indonesia. Students read a major novel in Indonesian as well as study Indonesian films in detail. The exposure to Indonesian popular media provide students with a valuable window into contemporary language use and contemporary youth culture. Central to the unit is a research project using Indonesian language materials, culminating in an extended academic essay in Indonesian on a contemporary social, cultural or political issue. An in-depth look at a popular film provides a valuable window into contemporary language use and contemporary youth culture. The film also provides a springboard into several issues and debates that are explored in class. Students are able to demonstrate 'vocational proficiency' or Level 4 of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings.
Students are able to (1) perform very effectively in situations pertinent to social and community life and everyday commerce and recreation, and generally in almost all situations pertinent to their own vocational fields—students achieve a high level of 'vocational proficiency' (Level 4) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings; (2) understand complex texts of an intellectual nature and detailed texts in particular areas of interest and expertise; (3) write well enough to discuss abstract and complex issues and ideas; and (4) convey their meaning in straightforward situations with virtually the same precision and complexity as do native speakers of the same sociocultural variety.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment; (2) assignments; and (3) test. 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)
Associate Professor David Bourchier
Unit rules
INDO3407 Indonesian 7 or INDO3307 Indonesian Specialist I
INDO3308 Indonesian Specialist II
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.
  • 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.