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Unit Overview


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.

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
  • Level 3 elective

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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Theresia Seputro
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.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.