Indonesia Rising? (ASIA90018)

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Applications are invited for Indonesia Rising? (ASIA90018), a subject that will be taught online in conjunction with staff and students from partner Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This is an online offering of the popular overseas intensive, ‘Indonesia Rising’?, taught jointly with the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Universitas Indonesia, and involving students from both institutions. The subject focuses on Indonesia’s changing position and role within the region and the international system. It involves a significant small-group discussion component, bringing Melbourne and UI students together. The subject also features guest presentations by senior Indonesian government officials and DFAT representatives. Although we cannot travel to Jakarta this year, these features of the subject are retained in the online offering. Like the UMOS offering in regular years, the online offering will be jointly taught by Dr Dave McRae and Dr Richard Chauvel from the Asia Institute, and Dr Evi Fitriani and her academic colleagues at Universitas Indonesia. The decision to proceed with this online offering follows the successful teaching of an online offering of the Parkville-based version of the subject in Semester One.

Explore the sections below to learn more about this subject and how to apply!

  • Key dates

    Application deadline: 11.59pm Thursday 16 July Sunday 9 August. See the "How to apply" section below to link to the online application form.

    Pre-teaching session: 21 October

    Online teaching dates: 11 - 18 November 2020

  • Overview

    A quota of 20 applies to this subject. This is an online offering of the popular overseas intensive, ‘Indonesia Rising’, taught jointly with the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Universitas Indonesia, and involving students from both institutions. The subject focuses on Indonesia’s changing position and role within the region and the international system. It involves a significant small-group discussion component, bringing Melbourne and UI students together. The subject also features guest presentations by senior Indonesian government officials and DFAT representatives. Although we cannot travel to Jakarta this year, these features of the subject are retained in the online offering. Like the UMOS offering in regular years, the online offering will be jointly taught by Dr Dave McRae and Dr Richard Chauvel from the Asia Institute, and Dr Evi Fitriani and her academic colleagues at Universitas Indonesia. The decision to proceed with this online offering follows the successful teaching of an online offering of the Parkville-based version of the subject in Semester One.

    Indonesia’s emergence as a democratic and decentralised power and Southeast Asia’s only member of the G20 is transforming its relations with its ASEAN neighbours as well as the major regional powers. As a functioning democracy and the largest Muslim nation, Indonesia has a particular position in the global Islamic community. Moreover, a distinctive and activist foreign policy faces profound challenges from geopolitical shifts and from the vicissitudes of globalisation. These same geopolitical shifts will also transform Indonesia-Australia relations, albeit in uncertain ways. This subject will address the effects of the interaction of domestic and international factors on Indonesia’s future trajectory as a nation-state, locating Indonesia as an agent within historical and contemporary global dynamics. To augment the regular classroom sessions, Indonesian and Australian experts and practitioners will also provide guest presentations.

  • Eligibility

    Enrolment is by competitive application. The subject coordinator will choose successful applicants based on the criteria outlined below and establish a ranked waitlist of unsuccessful applicants.

    You must first apply and be selected before you can be enrolled in this subject, and you must also ensure that you have confirmed with a course advisor from Stop 1 that this subject can be credited to your degree or diploma prior to applying. If this subject is not listed as an approved elective for your course, you will need to attain written (email) permission from your course coordinator and provide this to Stop 1 before you can be enrolled.

    Preference will be given to students in the final stages of their program.

    The following minimum entry criteria will strictly apply:

    • Students enrolled in 150 and 200 point programs must have completed at least 37.5 points and have achieved a WAM of 70% or above. Students enrolled in 100 point programs are not subject to this criterion
    • Applicants will be required to provide a brief explanation of their reasons for choosing this subject and make their case for admittance against the questions in the application form

    The decisions of the subject coordinator will be final and subject to the limits of the quota.

  • Credit

    This subject is worth 12.5 points.

  • How to apply

    Applications close at 11.59pm on Thursday 16 July Sunday 9 August 2020.

    Please apply online via our Indonesia Rising? (ASIA90018) form.

    Applicants will be required to provide a brief explanation of their reasons for choosing this subject and make their case for admittance against the questions in the application form.

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  • More information

    More information including assessment details are available on the Indonesia Rising? (ASIA90018) Handbook web page.

    Please send any queries to arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au.