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AIF320 - Indonesian Society Through Literature

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternative years 2017, 2019.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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