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ASNS2661: History of Modern Indonesia

2024 unit information

This unit examines the history of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, emphasizing the interaction between Islam, nationalism and democracy. The unit traces these forces impact on the formation of modern Indonesia from the late nineteenth century, highlighting the experience and legacy of colonialism, the independence struggle, and the rise and fall of military rule. Particular attention is given to changing notions of national identity, debates about the place of Islam in the polity and authoritarianism and democratisation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Asian Studies

Code ASNS2661
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate understanding of the structures of Indonesian history
  • LO2. Demonstrate ability to evaluate primary and secondary sources
  • LO3. Show appreciation of different perspectives on Indonesia and different ways of seeing the past
  • LO4. Show ability to research, synthesise and analyse a range of sources in order to produce informed arguments
  • LO5. Evaluate digital sources in researching and communicating concepts in Indonesian history.
  • LO6. Apply ethical standards to inquiry in Indonesian history particularly relating to decolonisation.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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