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AIF320 - Indonesian Society Through Literature

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternative years 2015, 2017.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Fanany

AIF342 or AIF351 or permission of the Unit Chair



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


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%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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