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2014 HMN218 Political and Social Change in Contemporary Indonesia

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HMN318


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HMN218 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 L On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

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This unit introduces you to the basic features of Indonesia's political system and the country's immense socio-cultural diversity. You will first analyse the implications of the Dutch colonialism for the post 1945 Indonesia and examine conditions which precipitated violent regime changes in the 1960s and 1990s. Then, you will focus on contemporary events and developments that continue to shape the political and social landscape of Indonesia. Specifically, you will examine various aspects of the country's ongoing democratisation process, regionalism, the revival of political Islam, and the resurgence of identity politics. You will also scrutinise the role of media and women, and Indonesia's international relations. The written assessment tasks are designed to develop your analytical and communication skills utilising multidisciplinary perspective. Acknowledging the country's strategic importance to Australia, you will also have opportunities to investigate aspects of this country which could affect Australia's national interests.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Online Activities (30%); Research and Presentation (10%); Research Essay 2000-word (30%); 2-hour exam (30%).

Online Activities (30%); Research and Presentation (10%); Research Essay 2500-word (30%); 2-hour exam (30%).

TEACHING PATTERN: Face-to-face, videolink, 13 x 1.5 hour lecture, 13 x 1.5 hour tutorial

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H,L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
   Flexible scheduling - H,L
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq HMA101 and HMA102 for students majoring in HMA; 25% at level 100 in Arts for others

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STAFF: Dr T Tanasaldy - unit coordinator. Phone: (03) 6324 3648 Email:

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