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Understanding Indonesia Today - ARTS3211

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in a major/minor in Asian Studies, History or Indonesian Studies, completion of 72 uoc overall including 12 uoc at Level 2 in the major or minor
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Subject Area: Asian Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: History & Indonesian Studies

Indonesia is Australia’s most important neighbour. It has been undergoing upheaval since the collapse of the Suharto government in 1998 as groups representing different political, military, religious and ethnic agendas compete for power. This module is a a specialised course on Indonesia, which is the world’s largest Muslim country. The course situates contemporary debates in Indonesia about the role of Islam in government and public life by examining the emergence of Islamic culture and monarchies, the impact of colonial rule by Christian Europeans, and post-independence debates on national identity and citizenship. Topics also include threats to Indonesia’s national integrity from breakway movements in Aceh and Papua, the case of East Timor, and Indonesia’s civil rights movement for constitutional and legal change.

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