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ASNS2661: History of Modern Indonesia

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.

Code ASNS2661
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A

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 outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.