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INM5070 - Indonesian for special purposes: Media masa

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Paul Thomas


Caulfield First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit provides opportunities for language learning through immersion in a content based unit dealing with practical aspects of journalism in the Indonesian context. Two workshops are conducted each week which integrate language skills with four main themes: history and background of the media in Indonesia, translation and the media, the print media; and radio broadcasting.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to: follow and create text across a broad range of registers commonly dealt with by the Indonesian news journalist; demonstrate an understanding of the underlying issues related to the practice and occupation of journalism in Indonesia; exploit a range of questioning skills in an interview situation; recognise and apply specific journalistic styles both in the print and broadcast media; question the underlying motives and quality of journalistic text.


Spoken word project: 30%
News analysis and translation: 30%
Feature article: 20%
Written Exam: 20%

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x workshop and 1 x lecture) per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

1 weekend school or equivalent hours with private tutor


INM3060 or equivalent


INM3070, INM4070

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