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Indonesian (BA)


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Title Indonesian (BA)
Course Code B1356
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Indonesian
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Not currently available to new admissions
Description Indonesia is a dynamic and rapidly industrialising region of tremendous cultural, economic and political importance to Australia. The Indonesian Major is designed to provide students with advanced skills in the Indonesian language. This major, which is available for beginners and those with some knowledge of the language, consists of three years of interactive Indonesian language study including speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural understanding. Students wishing to specialise in Indonesian are encouraged to undertake a semester of study in Indonesia through the national Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), or equivalent, as part of the degree.
The Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch is a degree unlike any other in Australia. It embraces new directions in teaching and practice-based learning to train the thinkers and researchers of the 21st century. So many of the biggest and most vital issues we face today are about human society and the human condition. How can we understand who we are, how we want to live, or what kind of society we want to create, without the insights, knowledge and skills provided by the humanities? Our degree is different because we teach our students to put these into practice in a way that is recognised and valued by employers. Our graduates are empowered to be the agile and creative thinkers who will thrive in a rapidly changing world. They are able to think creatively, communicate effectively, manage projects, exercise highly-developed analytical and interpersonal skills, and they possess an in-depth knowledge of contemporary societal issues and trends. These are professional skills which are recognised and valued universally. In short, you can study what you love and get a job too!
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

English competence.
Special Requirements The course is open to beginners as well as those with language competency based on previous study. Students with language competency will be granted exemption (preclusion) from lower level language units and will be placed at the level of study appropriate to their level of competence. Such students would be required to incorporate in-country study or substitute approved units in lieu of precluded language units to satisfy the 24-point major requirement.
Major Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes
[1] Demonstrate proficiency in comprehension of texts written in Indonesian aimed at a general readership.
[2] Demonstrate proficiency in composing written Indonesian texts.
[3] Demonstrate proficiency in oral communication in Indonesian in a range of social and academic settings.
[4] Identify and apply the linguistic and grammatical principles of Indonesian language in written and oral communication.
[5] Construct and articulate critical or creative arguments or narratives in Indonesian in written and oral form.
[6] Evaluate the cultural role and function of Indonesian language in Indonesian society.
Course Learning Outcomes Students will:

LO 01 Possess broad and coherent knowledge of the content, theoretical perspectives, research methods and practices of a discipline in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
LO 02 Design and manage self-directed projects of increasing sophistication involving both independent inquiry and collaborative work.
LO 03 Construct critically reflective arguments that identify, analyse and evaluate complex issues, texts and data in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
LO 04 Persuasively communicate complex information, concepts and problems through clear and accurate written work, creative artefacts and verbal presentations.
LO 05 Recognise and practice well-developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds.
LO 06 Develop innovative and imaginative approaches to the application of knowledge and skills in the arts, humanities and social sciences to a range of practical tasks and experiences.
Employment Prospects Indonesian language skills are highly valued in particular employment areas, particularly in foreign affairs, security, defence, media, international development, and teaching and education.
Professional Recognition Some employers (e.g. Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade) pay additional salary loadings for high levels of Indonesian language competence.
Recommended Double Majors Global Media and Communication; History; Japanese; Journalism; Law; Sustainable Development
Recommended Minors Anthropology; Asian Studies; Global Politics; Law and Justice
Professional Accreditation It is possible to gain accreditation as an interpreter and translator through separate application and testing by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).
Excluded Minors Indonesian
Other Information Indonesian language units must be completed in sequence, normally from IND 101 Indonesian 1, which is designed for beginning learners. Students with some knowledge of the Indonesian language from previous studies through secondary and/or tertiary education or other programs will be advised from which unit they should enter, after being assessed by the Academic Chair. In cases where students are advised to start with a higher level unit, preclusion (exemption without credit points) for those with secondary studies, or advanced standing (with credit points) for those with previous tertiary studies, will be granted accordingly.

Students are encouraged to incorporate in-country study at an Indonesian university. A wide range of scholarship opportunities and financial assistance are available. Please seek advice from the Academic Chair.

Students who are granted exemptions from lower-level units such as IND101 and IND102 after being assessed by the Language Coordinator are strongly encouraged to consider integrating in-country study units for up to two semesters in their 3rd year. Typical enrolment plans include:
Year 1 - IND201 and IND202 in Semester 1; IND203 in Semester 2
Year 2 - IND301 in Semester 1; IND303 in Semester 2
Year 3 - IND4xx Semester in Indonesia (12 points) in Semester 1;
IND4xx Semester in Indonesia (12 points) in Semester 2

As in this case above, where the total credit points of Indonesian units exceed 24 points, the balance is counted as General Electives. Students should consult the Academic Chair for their enrolment plan. Students with advanced standing in Indonesian who do not undertake in-country studies will incorporate non-language Asian studies units to complete the 24 point major requirement with the approval of the Academic Char.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Course Core - 24 credit points

100 Level Units - 9 credit points

Spine Unit - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points

Course Core Units - 6 credit points

ART101 Coming into Community - 6 points


ART102 Inventing the Future - 6 points

200 Level Units - 15 credit points

Spine Units - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points

ART208 Presenting in Public: Writing and Performing for Professional Contexts - 3 points

ART325 Professional Placement - 3 points

AIS308 Working with Indigenous Communities: Internship - 3 points

COD303 Preparing for Professional Community Practice - 3 points

POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points

AST384 Asian Studies Project - 3 points

Course Core Units - 9 credit points

ART201 Global Citizenship - 3 points

ART202 The Weight of Data - 3 points

BAR200 Developing Research Skills and Methods - 3 points

Major Units - 24 credit points

Options - 24 credit points

Select from any of the available Majors, Co-Majors or Minors

Major Structure - 24 credit points

100 Level Units - 6 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

IND101 Indonesian 1 - 3 points

IND102 Indonesian 2 - 3 points

200 Level Units - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

IND201 Indonesian 3 - 3 points

IND202 Indonesian 4 - 3 points

IND203 Indonesian 5 - 3 points

300 Level Units - 9 or 12 credit points

On-campus option

Core Units - 9 credit points

IND301 Indonesian 6 - 3 points

IND302 Indonesian 7 - 3 points

AST281 Contemporary Asia: Media, Politics and Popular Culture - 3 points

In-country option

Specified Electves - 12 credit points

Select from the following:

IND243 Semester in Indonesia 1 - 12 points

IND443 Semester in Indonesia 3 - 12 points

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