AIF146 - The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia


2020 unit information

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




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1-hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1 x 1-hour per week


The unit will explore the great diversity of the many ethnic groups and their culture, language and traditions that make up the nation and people of Indonesia. Culture is not limited to traditional cultures of Indonesia that is often associated with the wayang or shadow puppet performance, traditional dances, gamelan ensemble, etc. An emphasis will also be given to contemporary, modern culture of Indonesia that includes movies and television, youth culture, etc. as well as the nature and impact of technology such as mobile phone and social media on the contemporary Indonesian society. These, along with the traditional culture and mindset, play a very significant role in the development, change, and use of the language. Students will read materials on these topics and watch videos, movies and other relevant materials. Students will engage in discussion about what all this diversity means to Indonesia and Indonesians, the way they live and communicate, and the relevance of all this to the study of Indonesia, Indonesian, as well as other fields of study.

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