6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
or placement test or unit coordinator's permission
The unit develops Indonesian linguistic and cultural proficiency through a focus on Indonesian writing and literature. The unit shows a particular concern with 'new' Indonesian writing but also positions this writing within its historical, cultural and literary context. Students engage with a range of literary texts and Indonesian language styles (e.g. youth, ethnic) and gain an understanding of why and how authors vary their language. Students also learn to critically analyze these Indonesian texts vis--vis literary and cultural conventions in Australia and beyond.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- analyse Indonesian writing within its historical, cultural and literary context;
- critically read and analyse an Indonesian text in the context of Asian, Australian and global literature more generally;
- apply critical translation skills to deepen their understanding of Indonesian texts;
- appraise the diverse language styles of Indonesian and the way they serve as strategic, literary resources for writers;
- use an expanded vocabulary set to produce and comprehend a range of national and regional styles.
Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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