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Not offered 2012, re-offered 2013.
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit aims to explore the relationship between mass media and social, economic and political transformations in Indonesia. The unit examines this relationship in reference to a variety of media genres, extending from the Dutch colonial era to the contemporary era. It also explores the ways in which the Indonesian media is shaped by colonialism, globalisation, class, gender, consumerism, rural-urban differences, dominant state and political ideologies, and the ongoing quest to develop a national cultural identity. The unit focuses particular attention on the increasing commercialisation of the Indonesian media, and on the many ways in which Indonesian society and culture is being transformed through the rapid developments in media and communications technology.
2500 word essay in English (40% for on and off campus): this task, aiming to critically analyze both primary and secondary materials, will ensure a close understanding of the historical relationship between the media and social and political change in Indonesia.
1000 word essay in Indonesian (30% for on and off campus): this task will ensure the identification and reading of Indonesian language sources, including written and digital texts, as well as the development, communication and justification of ideas and arguments with clarity in Indonesian.
Online discussion forum in Indonesian (10% for on campus; 30% for off campus): this task will ensure the regular development, communication and justification of ideas and arguments with clarity in Indonesian.
Tutorial participation and presentation in English OR Indonesian (on campus only) (20%): this task will demonstrate an understanding of various perspectives of the relationship between media and society in Indonesia and ensure the development, communication and justification of ideas and arguments with clarity.
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