Bachelor of Arts

Indonesian

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000030 (major)

MN-A000030 (minor)


Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Overview

Indonesian language studies develop communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia, as well as an understanding of Indonesian culture, history and society. With more than 220 million speakers of Bahasa Indonesia, and Indonesia being Australia’s closest Asian neighbour, the region is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Indonesian, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.


Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.


In-country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Indonesian via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend between six and eight weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously. The program contributes two credit points (2cp) towards the Indonesian language major. Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIF341 or AIF342. For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.  


Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Indonesian select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Indonesian select any four (4) units from below:

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIF142Introduction to the Indonesian Language

AIF146Our Northern Neighbour: Understanding Indonesia

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian

AIF242Contextualising Indonesian Language

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIF341Sociolinguistic Contexts of Formal Indonesian Language (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian (2 credit points)

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian

AIF242Contextualising Indonesian Language

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

AIF341Sociolinguistic Contexts of Formal Indonesian Language (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian (2 credit points)

Complete 2 units from level 3, selected from:

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes [No longer available for enrolment]

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature [No longer available for enrolment]

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia [No longer available for enrolment]

AIF323 Indonesian Translation: Theory and Practice [No longer available for enrolment]

AIX300Popular Culture and Society in Languages

AIX301Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages

Notes:

* AIF321 and AIF323 is replaced by AIX300 from 2023

^ AIF320 is replaced by AIX301 from 2023

Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

Complete the following 6 units from level 3:

AIF341Sociolinguistic Contexts of Formal Indonesian Language (2 credit points)

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian (2 credit points)

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature [No longer available for enrolment]

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia [No longer available for enrolment]

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes [No longer available for enrolment]

AIF323 Indonesian Translation: Theory and Practice [No longer available for enrolment]

AIX301Advanced Writing and Translation Skills in Languages

Notes:

* AIF321 and AIF323 is replaced by AIX300 from 2023

^ AIF320 is replaced by AIX301 from 2023

Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342