The BSc Information Sciences programme is a broad-based course which recognizes that the information professions of today are drawing closer together. The techniques and tools of information provision and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are becoming common ground between librarians, information technologists, records managers, archivists, and publishers.
Objectives of the Programme
The specific objectives of the course are to:
i) introduce students to current thought and practice in information management;
ii) provide basic professional education and training in a broad range of information disciplines so as to develop persons who are capable of operating in a variety of working contexts;
iii) equip students with necessary knowledge and skills to respond intelligently to problems of information collection, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination;
iv) acquaint students with the principles of management of information systems and services;
v) equip students with information and communication technology knowledge and skills in order to enhance self learning and development of critical literacy skills.
Learning Outcomes of the Programme
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:
i) Demonstrate confidence and skill in application and management of Information technology and systems in array of areas;
ii) Execute all work activities related to both print and electronic media;
iii) Exemplify proficiency in collection, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of both print and electronic information resources and services;
iv) Manage records, archives and their related services;
v) Maintain efficiency and ethics in the management and provision of information services.
Design of the Programme
In the first year of study, students are introduced to the information sciences, whilst taking university common courses and programmes in science subjects or in the social sciences/humanities. In the second and third years, all students study a common core of subjects related to: Information Communication Technology (ICT), Information Resources Management, Management of Information Systems and Services, and Information Storage and Retrieval.
Final year students take specialist studies in any of the following areas: Information Technology, Records Management, Library and Information Studies, and Publishing and Media Studies. Students also spend eight weeks on practical attachment and carry out a substantial piece of research, related to their area of specialization.
|Course Code||Course Title||Units|
|INS 101||Introduction to Information Technology||3|
|INS 102||Computer Applications||3|
|INS 103||Introduction to Information Sciences||3|
|INS 104||Information Literacy||3|
|INS 105||Introduction to Publishing||3|
|INS 106||Introduction to Communication and Mass Media||3|
|INS 107||Records Management I||3|
|INS 108||ICTs in Records and Archives Management I||3|
|INF 130||Structured Programming||3|
|INS 110||Organization of Knowledge||3|
|INS 111||Human Communication||3|
|INS 112||Introduction to Journalism||3|
|INS 113||Introduction to Print Production||3|
|INS 114||Archives Management I||3|
|INS 115||Preservation of Information Materials I||3|