Units of Study

ASNS2661 - History of Modern Indonesia

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adrian Vickers

Description

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.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds, (45%), class participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Prohibitions

INMS2901, ASNS2401

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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