INDONESIAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY

POL3IPS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country and Australia's closest northern neighbour. Acknowledging the country's strategic importance to Australia's national interest, this subject introduces students to the basic features of Indonesia's political system and its immense socio-cultural diversity. After a succinct historical overview, the subject focuses primarily on contemporary events and developments that are shaping Indonesia's socio-political environment. Particular attention will be paid to political institutions, elections and party politics, the role of political Islam, and the resurgence of identity politics. A discussion of Indonesia's role in international politics and its relations with Australia will conclude the subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any second year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL2IPS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPolitical Reform in Indonesia after SoehartoRecommendedCrouch, H 2010SINGAPORE: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES
ReadingsThe Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia's Decade of Stability and StagnationRecommendedAspinall, E, Mietzner, M and Tomsa, D (eds) 2015SINGAPORE: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To construct a comprehensively researched and convincingly argued essay

Activities:
Essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. To understand the key conceptual tools for studying and understanding politics in Indonesia

Activities:
seminar discussions, class presentations, online activities, essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. To identify the most important ideas, interests and institutions that shape contemporary Indonesian politics and society

Activities:
seminar discussions, class presentations, online activities, essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. To be able to put Indonesian politics into a broader comparative perspective, both regionally and globally.

Activities:
seminar discussions, class presentations, online activities, essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 05 - 06
Ten 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 05 - 06
Ten 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04
Online activity (equivalent to 1000 words)25 02, 03, 04
In-class seminar activities (equivalent to 1000 words)25 02, 03, 04