Courses

Learn the Indonesian Language at UH

Indonesian (IND) Course Offerings

The language taught at the University of Hawai’i is the Indonesian version of the Malay language. If you are interested in learning the Malaysian version, known as Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu, please contact the course instructor.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the only university in the US to offer four years of Indonesian language instruction on a regular basis. A fifth year is available if there is sufficient demand.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is also the only university in the US to offer a dedicated e-learning online program. Please visit http://ipll.manoa.hawaii.edu/indonesian-online/ for more information on our distance learning program.

Indonesian Courses at the one, two, and three hundred level are intended for non-native speakers who wish to become reasonable proficient in the Indonesian language. Courses at the four hundred level are open to both native and non-native speakers of Indonesian or Malay. For a comprehensive list of offered courses, refer to the catalog.

Our language courses are based on the theory that language learners need to notice the language forms in a natural context and then practice using the targeted structures in a meaningful and communicative way. This means learners should be exposed to a variety of texts, focusing first on the meaning, then analyzing the texts for appropriate language patterns, and finally practicing using the patterns themselves in a similar context.

YEAR ONE IND 103 Beginning Indonesian I (3 hrs) Also available online
IND 104 Beginning Indonesian II (3 hrs) Also available online
YEAR TWO IND 203 Intermediate Indonesian I (3 hrs) Also available online
IND 204 Intermediate Indonesian II (3 hrs) Also available online
YEAR THREE IND 305 Third Level Indonesian I (2 hrs) online
IND 307 Third Level Indonesian Conversation (2 hrs)
IND 306 Third Level Indonesian  II (2 hrs) online
IND 308 Third Level Indonesian Conversation (2 hrs)
YEAR FOUR IND 405 Fourth Level Indonesian  (2 hrs) online
IND 407 Third Level Indonesian Conversation (2 hrs)
IND 402 Fourth-Level Indonesian (3 hrs)
YEAR FIVE IND 461 Modern Indonesian Literature (3 hrs)
IND 452 Structure of Indonesian (3 hrs)

The following courses are available on request, and if there is sufficient interest.

IND 452 Structure of Indonesian (3) Introduction to grammar; some sociolinguistic background. Pre: 302 or equivalent. IND 452 offers students an opportunity to explore the grammar of Indonesian in greater depth. DH

IND 454 History of Indonesian (3) Social and linguistic development of Indonesian from roots in earlier Malay to contemporary form and function. Pre: 202 and 452, or consent. IND 454 provides students with an opportunity to examine the socio-cultural, political and linguistic forces which enabled Indonesian to become and remain the national language, a unifying source in this diverse Southeast Asian nation. DH

IND 461 Modern Indonesian Literature (3) Selected readings, 1900 to present. Discussion and composition. Pre: 402 or consent. IND 461 offers both natives and non-natives an opportunity to improve their written as well as spoken language ability while studying the literature of Indonesia. DL

Currently inactive courses:

IND 101 Elementary Indonesian (4) Emphasis on the development of communicative competence in both oral and written language. HSL

IND 102 Elementary Indonesian (4) Continuation of 101. HSL

IND 112 Intensive Elementary Indonesian (10) HSL

IND 212 Intensive Intermediate Indonesian (10) HSL

IND 301 Third-Level Indonesian (3) Continuation of 202. Conducted in Indonesian. Meets three hours a week. Reading, discussion, composition, and projects. Pre: 202.

IND 302 Third-Level Indonesian (3) Continuation of 301.

IND 303 Accelerated Third-Level Indonesian (6)

IND 401 Fourth-Level Indonesian (3) Continuation of 302. Conducted in Indonesian. Meets three hours a week. Readings in various materials; speaking in various settings. Pre: 302.