Indonesian (INDO)

INDO 150 Elementary Indonesian

Elementary Indonesian I course is designed for both beginners and those who may have some previous experience with the language. This course will focus on developing and using the four foundational language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a communicative format. Students will develop not only their ability to use and understand contemporary Indonesian, but also their knowledge of Indonesian history and culture. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage in simple conversations about familiar things such as family, friends and daily activities. They will know every day expressions, will be able to tell time, to negate sentences and to build questions. Students will develop reading strategies and learn about the practical life and the cultural practices in Indonesia and compare them with their own.

For BA Students: Language Course

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

INDO 151 Elementary Indonesian II

Elementary Indonesian II course is the second course in the first-year series. It is designed to strengthen and expand students Indonesian language competencies in listening, speaking, reading, writing and to deepen their understanding of Indonesian culture. By the end of the semester, students will be able to engage in more detail conversations about familiar things and topics pertinent to them. Students will know everyday expressions and will be able to describe their cities, to tell story about their friends, family, about celebration and family tradition. Furthermore, students will be able to talk about events that happened in the past and in the future, will be able to make comparisons, to express their preference, describe people, things, or an important experience in increasing detail. Furthermore, students will be able to make plan for a party or a trip, write and retell a story or fairy tale.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

INDO 250 Intermediate Indonesian I

This course is designed to improve students writing and speaking competencies, to increase their vocabulary, to deepen grammar usage, and to help them develop effective reading and listening strategies in Indonesian. The authentic Indonesian reading texts and videos provide cultural and historical background information. In class, students will practice grammar, interpret reading texts, analyze and discuss Indonesian cultural practices and compare them with their own.

For BA Students: Language Course

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

INDO 251 Intermediate Indonesian II

This course is designed to expand students writing and speaking competencies, to increase their vocabulary and to deepen grammar usage. Students will practice effective reading and listening strategies in Indonesian. The authentic Indonesian reading texts and videos give students opportunities to deepen their knowledge about cultural practices and historical moments in Indonesia. In class, students will have ample opportunities to practice speaking on a daily basis through partner and group work, discussion forums and oral presentations. The variety of communicative activities exposes students to rich input of spoken Indonesian and leads them from structured practice to free expression.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

INDO 350 Advanced Indonesian Conversation I

This course will focus on the development of communicative skills and the ability to use Indonesian in extended discourse and abstract discussions at the advanced level. Student will give oral presentations, lead discussions on selected topics from authentic texts, short stories, and Indonesian video clips. Students will also write weekly journals and compositions. The course will provide students with tools to improve understanding of intercultural competence and communication with a focus on Indonesian culture.

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

INDO 351 Advanced Indonesian Conversation II

This is continuation of Advanced Indonesian Conversation I, and builds on the student's communicative skills and the ability to use Indonesian in extended discourse and abstract discussions at the advanced level. Student will give oral presentations, lead discussions on selected topics from authentic texts, short stories, and Indonesian video clips. Students will also write weekly journals and compositions. The course will provide students with tools to improve understanding of intercultural competence and communication with a focus on Indonesian culture.

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit