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AIF146 - The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ismet Fanany





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour Class per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit will explore the great diversity of the many ethnic groups and their culture, language and traditions that make up the nation and people of Indonesia. Culture is not limited to traditional cultures of Indonesia that is often associated with the wayang or shadow puppet performance, traditional dances, gamelan ensemble, etc. An emphasis will also be given to contemporary, modern culture of Indonesia that includes movies and television, youth culture, etc. as well as the nature and impact of technology such as mobile phone and social media on the contemporary Indonesian society. These, along with the traditional culture and mindset, play a very significant role in the development, change, and use of the language. Students will read materials on these topics and watch videos, movies and other relevant materials. Students will engage in discussion about what all this diversity means to Indonesia and Indonesians, the way they live and communicate, and the relevance of all this to the study of Indonesia, Indonesian, as well as other fields of study.


Class preparation and participation, 1000 words equivalent, 30%

Essay, 2000 words 40%

Final Online test, 1000 words equivalent, 30%

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