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Information relevant to 2003 – Discipline/School Information

Indonesian – School of Asian Languages and Studies

Indonesian (and its close relation Malaysian) is spoken by over 200 million people in Southeast Asia and is widely taught in Tasmanian schools.

Successful completion of a major in Indonesian provides a student with the ability to speak, read and write standard and colloquial styles of the language. Additionally, students gain familiarity with 20th-century Indonesian literature (its history and development, important writers and major works), popular culture and performing arts.

Use of the language within the context of contemporary Indonesian social, cultural and political life is emphasised with some of the materials drawn from newspapers and magazines.

In-country program

Units at level 200/300 offered at Padang in Sumatra allow a student to fully or partially complete the requirements for the second and third year of a major in Indonesian in a summer semester.

Students with prior knowledge of the language, students from Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore, or native speakers of Indonesian should consult the head of the Indonesian section before enrolling in Indonesian.

The School of Asian Languages and Studies at Hobart and Launceston offers two undergraduate courses in Indonesian:

1) Diploma in Languages, specialising in Indonesian

For those with or without degrees who wish to upgrade their language competence. Students must consult the head of the Indonesian section before enrolling. They will need to have successfully completed HMN100 or TCE Indonesian Stage 4 (HA). The course consists of two or three years part time and involves 37.5% at level 200 in Indonesian and 62.5% at level 300 in Indonesian.

2) Major in Indonesian for students enrolled in a bachelor degree

Students who successfully complete the major (ie to third year) have competence in speaking current standard Indonesian and in reading modern books, journals and newspapers.

Students doing a major in Indonesian are recommended to undertake a minimum total of 100% of units, and may progress according to the following routes:

Route A

HMN100 (25%), level 200 HMN units (total 37.5%), level 300 HMN units (total minimum of 37.5%).

Route B

37.5% at level 200; and a minimum of 62.5% at level 300.

Route C

A minimum of 100% at levels 300 and/or 400 for native or advanced speakers.

Students who commenced a language major before 2001

For students studying Indonesian, a major consists of 112.5% HECS weighting normally made up of:

25% at level 100
37.5% at level 200, plus
50% at level 300.

Students commencing at level 200 normally take

50% at level 200, plus
62.5% at level 300
Notes

Degree students may not enrol in a lower and a higher level of the same language concurrently.

Degree students may not enrol in a lower level after they have passed a higher level of the same language.

HMN100 and HMN201, 202 (or HMN203 and HMN204) are intended to give students control of the standard language in both its written and spoken forms, and use oral drills and the reading of texts in modern Indonesian.

The third-year units HMN302 (or 306), 303, 308 build on these skills and develop the students’ ability to express themselves in both written and spoken Indonesian. The third-year units HMN304, 305 (or 307) are designed to advance the students’ knowledge of Indonesian literature and culture.

Students with a high score in TCE Indonesian Stage 4 or equivalent, upon the recommendation of the head of the Indonesian section, should enrol in the second year Indonesian units.

Native, near native or advanced speakers should enrol in level 300 units in consultation with the head of the section.

Honours

Prerequisite for entry into Indonesian Honours is a major in Indonesian with a GPA of 7.0 or higher, in addition to the faculty prerequisites.

Units offered in the Indonesian program

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
Introductory Indonesian Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% this unit is offered to students in any year with little or no previous background in Indonesian language study. There are no prerequisites for studying this unit.     HMN100
Level 200
Intermediate Indonesian (Reading and Writing) Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% HMN100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv   HMN204 and HMN206, HMA232/332 HMN201
Intermediate Indonesian (Conversation) Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 12.5% HMN100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv   HMN203, HMA233/333 HMN202
Intermediate Indonesian (Conversation) (Padang) Off-shore: summer school 12.5% HMN100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv HMN204 HMN202 HMN203
Intermediate Indonesian (Reading and Writing) (Padang) Off-shore: summer school 25% HMN100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv HMN203 HMN201 HMN204
Wayang Shadow Puppet Theatre Launceston: semester 2 12.5% for Indonesian language students, at least HMN100 or equiv     HMN210/310
Level 300
Advanced Indonesian Language Skills not offered in 2003 25% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS     HMN302
Interpreting and Translation not offered in 2003 12.5% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS     HMN303
Indonesian Literature and its Social Context Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 12.5% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS     HMN304
Contemporary Indonesian Texts not offered in 2003 12.5% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS     HMN305
Advanced Indonesian Language Skills (Padang) Off-shore: summer school 25% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS HMN307   HMN306
Indonesian Literature in Context (Padang) Off-shore: summer school 12.5% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS HMN306   HMN307
Reading Indonesian Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% HMN302 or HMN306 or equiv as approved by the HoS     HMN308
Popular Culture and Resistance in Indonesia Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 12.5% HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv     HMN309
Wayang Shadow Puppet Theatre [a] Launceston: semester 2 12.5% for Indonesian language students, at least HMN100 or equiv     HMN210/310
[a] use HMN210 if enrolling at level 200 or HMN310 at level 300

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