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Unit details

AIF320 - Indonesian Society Through Literature

Year2014 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternative years 2015, 2017.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Fanany
Prerequisite:

AIF342 or AIF351 or permission of the Unit Chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIF355

Contact hours:

Two in class; one on-line per week

Content

Students will read, discuss, and analyse short works of modern Indonesian literature (short stories), excerpts from longer works (novellas, novels), selected excerpts from older works (novels, short stories), and selected passages in translation in terms of content, language use, and style. Discussion will centre on the social and cultural content of the works and on nature of expression. Specifically, students will be guided to develop an understanding of the choices writers make about language use, the meanings these choices convey to readers, and the social and affective content of the work (to the native speaker reader as well as to themselves). Equally important, they will be encouraged to consider alternate and multiple meaning embedded in language as a way of gaining a deeper understanding of Indonesian society and culture.

Assessment

Discussion leading, 500 words equivalent, 20%

Online discussion forum entries, 500 words equivalent, 10%

Two in-class assignments, 1000 words total, 30%

Individual project, 2000 words equivalent, 40%

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