AIF341 - Sociolinguistic Contexts of Formal Indonesian Language

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Alistair Welsh
Prerequisite:

AIF242 or with permission of the Unit Chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) per week, 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week

Content

This unit will advance students’ critical appreciation of sociocultural dimensions inherent in Indonesian language usage, with a focus on formal styles of language in particular contexts. Students will engage with formal texts on contemporary issues relevant to Indonesian society, including media texts and political discourse. Analysis will include  critique of assumptions embedded within language and communicative strategies reflected through particular aspects of language use.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Communicate orally using an appropriate formal style of Indonesian language to analyse particular sociocultural contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Critically analyse linguistic features that reflect certain cultural assumptions and contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Communicate in writing using an appropriate formal style of Indonesian language to analyse particular sociocultural contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Online Quizzes 1600 words or equivalent in foreign language (4 tasks of 400 words each) 20% Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8

Assessment 2 – Seminar Exercises

2400 words or equivalent in foreign language (3 tasks of 800 words each) 30% Weeks 3, 6, 9
Assessment 3 – Oral Test 1600 words or equivalent in foreign language 20% Week 11

Assessment 4 – 2 x Essay 

2000 words or equivalent in foreign language (2 tasks of 1000 words each) 30%
(15% each)
Weeks 6, 11

 

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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