Basic Information about the course
up to date information on class schedules and times:
Online Course Information site
Office: 315 Luce Hall
Office Hours: TBA
2. Aim and Content of the Course
in this class are required to have taken (or mastered) intermediate
Indonesian classes for two semesters or three quarters or have equivalent
Indonesian language training.
class aims to advance students communicative competence in
listening, speaking, reading and writing through using reading materials
from the Indonesian textbooks, e-mails, newsgroups, newspapers,
magazines and other audio/video materials .
class activities include:
reading, listening or viewing the materials followed by discussion
on the content (including its social and cultural aspects) in Indonesian.
students presentations and written assignments: summaries,
interpretations, critiques, etc. of the materials.
discussion and exercises on the grammatical items and special idiomatic
meeting Indonesian students/families for interviews or sharing experiences.
the completion of the semester, students are expected to have an
advanced competence in:
effective comprehension of readings and other materials,
oral and written communication using the vocabularies, special idiomatic
expressions and grammatical items which have been studied from the
understanding and applying socio-cultural knowledge of the materials.
Wolff, John. Formal Indonesian. Cornell University Press. Ithaca.
Dardjowidjojo, Moeljono. Vocabulary Building in Indonesian. Ohio
University Press. Athens.
Other selected readings related to students interest from
recent Indonesian newspapers, magazines and e-mails/newsgroups.
Authentic audio and video materials from the radio/TV station and
from other collections.
participation including attendance: 30%
Midterm project/exam: 15%
Final project/exam: 25%
5. Out of Class Activities
are encouraged to participate in out of class activities such as
weekly language table, film/video series, SEAS colloquium on Indonesia,
SEAS cultural performance.