Units of Study

Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.

ASNS2661 - History of Modern Indonesia

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vannessa Hearman


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.


1x 2000wd essay (45%), 1x 2hr exam (45%), tutorial participation (10%)


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


(12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Junior credit points of Indonesian Studies)



Additional Information

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


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




Tute 1




Tute 2

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 5
2 This class runs from Week 6 to Week 13

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