Developing knowledge and understanding of key Indonesian words is a great way to investigate the political and cultural trends of this rising country. With the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia is a fascinating hotbed of cultural and political movements which are little understood by everyday Australians.
Courses run on a two-year cycle:
- Year A - Unit 1: Youth, Media, and Performance
- Year B - Unit 2: Political Performance.
This course is open to:
- students who have never studied Indonesian before
- those who have in the past, or are currently studying, the language
- those who have a heritage knowledge of the language
The course aims to teach a very limited vocabulary of Indonesian keywords that offer students a window into the politics and culture of the country. Students who have recently lived in Indonesia for a significant period of time are not able to take the course.
Format of classes
Weekly 2-hour sessions, plus one full-day workshop at ANU.
Regular class activities include:
- web-based translation demonstrations,
- guided research sessions,
- performance-based activities,
- discussions of set readings, and
- guest lectures.
Further information about Indonesian Culture and Politics is available from the School of Culture, History & Language.