AIF320 - Indonesian Society Through Literature
|Year||2016 unit information|
Offered in alternative years 2017, 2019.
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
AIF342 or AIF351 or permission of the Unit Chair
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%