Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitIndonesian Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Paul Thomas


Previously coded INM3070


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 the unit students will be able to:

  1. comprehend and create text across a broad range of registers commonly used in the Indonesian language news media;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying issues related to the practice and occupation of journalism in Indonesia;
  3. exploit a range of questioning skills in an interview situation;
  4. recognise and apply specific journalistic styles both in the print and broadcast media;
  5. critique the underlying motives and quality of journalistic texts.


Spoken word project: 30%
Feature article (1500 words): 30%
Written Exam: 30%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour workshop per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS2116 or ATS3116 or equivalent


ATS1117, ATS2117