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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Coordinator

Dr Beatrice Trefalt

Websites

Faculty of Arts

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Location

Clayton

The Indonesian studies major emphasises competence in intercultural communication, while adopting a cross-disciplinary approach. It focuses on the interaction of culture and language with particular reference to history, performing arts, journalism, literature and translation. The major will facilitate your progress towards a high level of communication skills integrating language skills in both standard and colloquial varieties of Indonesian. The development of language skills is set within the broader social and cultural contexts of Indonesia and the Malay world of Southeast Asia.

There are three streams within the major: (i) Introductory, for students with no previous knowledge of Indonesian or Malay; (ii) Intermediate, for students with VCE Indonesian or its equivalent; and (iii) Proficient, for students with Malay or Indonesian background.

To ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate level according to their individual profile and the best outcome they can expect to achieve, all students, except beginners, are required to undertake placement testing prior to the start of their first semester of language study.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Indonesian studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Overseas study

You are also encouraged to take language study overseas units that can count as satisfying some components of the major. In collaboration with Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, the Indonesian program at Monash is able to offer students the opportunity to complete one level of in-country study in intensive mode (normally six weeks). This is available at each level except level 1, and teaching normally occurs over the summer period. Based on results obtained, you gain credit toward your Monash degree, and can fast-track your studies while gaining valuable experience in Indonesian life. You can replace up to 24 points of compulsory language units with alternate in-country units but you must obtain written approval from the Indonesian program before enrolling. For further details please contact the in-country coordinator Yacinta Kurniasih or visit the Indonesian in-country program web page.

Note: The Indonesian in-country program is only available on a fee-paying basis. The appropriate fee is paid to Gadjah Mada University, and both tuition and accommodation are covered. You may be eligible to apply for a Monash Abroad study grant.

Teaching language requirements

Students intending to teach Indonesian will need to complete an extended major with an equivalent of three years post-VCE study.

Availability

Indonesian studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major, A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies at Clayton as a major and A0501 Diploma of Languages at Clayton as a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between culture and language
  • communicate proficiency in Indonesian through speaking, listening, reading and writing at levels commensurate with the language exit point from the major
  • apply translation skills at the para-professional level
  • demonstrate a critical approach to the reading of translated texts
  • understand common journalistic styles and be able to translate them into the appropriate register in English
  • explain theoretical issues related to translation and interpreting
  • show an understanding of the role of the translator and interpreter in local and global communication
  • utilise independent research skills exploiting both Indonesian and English sources

Units

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3. Six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Students complete:

Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of Indonesian.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points):

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures

(d.) Two language units (12 points):

(e.) One unit (6 points) from the elective list below.

Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students who have completed VCE in Indonesian or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points):

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures

(c.) Four language units (24 points):

  • ATS3115 Indonesian proficient 1
  • ATS3116 Indonesian proficient 2
  • ATS3117 Indonesian studies advanced 1: Journalism
  • ATS3118 Indonesian studies advanced 2: Theatre and film

(d.) One unit (6 points) from the elective list below.

Entry point 3 - Proficient

For students from Malay or Indonesian language backgrounds and students who have completed VCE in Indonesian, or its equivalent, with additional in-country or academic experience.

Students complete:

(a.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points):

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures

(b.) Four language units (24 points):

  • ATS3115 Indonesian proficient 1
  • ATS3116 Indonesian proficient 2
  • ATS3117 Indonesian studies advanced 1: Journalism
  • ATS3118 Indonesian studies advanced 2: Theatre and film

(c.) Three units (18 points) from the elective list below.

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

(a.) Three units (18 points) from the Indonesian language sequence under the major, following the entry point guidelines and taken in order.

(b.) One unit (6 points) chosen from the elective list below or an additional sequenced language unit.

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students are required to undertake a period of overseas study in order to complete an extended major.

Students complete:

(a.) The requirements of the major in Indonesian studies (48 points)

(b.) Any combination of the following to a total of 24 points:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)
  • Study overseas units

Elective list

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

  • ATS2606/ATS3606 The island world of Southeast Asia
  • ATS2607/ATS3607 Nationalism and revolution in Southeast Asia
  • ATS2621 Religion as culture in the Malay world
  • ATS2671/ATS3671 Managing intercultural communication
  • ATS2941 Asia's underside: Violence, crime and protest
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning
  • ATS3926 Gongs, punks and shadow plays
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)
  • INDO 20017 Unity: Evolving Indonesian Nationhood*

* Cross-institutional unit from the University of Melbourne

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • A0501 Diploma of Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*

  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts
  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.