Bachelor of Arts

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Indonesian

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Indonesian language studies develop communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia, as well as an understanding of Indonesian culture, history and society. With more than 220 million speakers of Bahasa Indonesia, and Indonesia being Australia’s closest Asian neighbour, the region is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Indonesian, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Indonesian via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major.  Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend between six and eight weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously.  The program contributes two credit points (2cp) towards the Indonesian language major.  Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIF341 or AIF342.  For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.  


Units

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

Notes:

AIF145 (2 credit points - Trimester 3 unit) can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

Or

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia

Plus

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Or

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

Notes:

AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2018, 2020 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online).

AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2017, 2019.

Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Notes:

AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternating even numbered years: 2018, 2020 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternating odd numbered years: 2017, 2019

Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342


 

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