Bachelor of Science in Information Science

3.7 COURSE STRUCTURE

YEAR I

SEMESTER I

CODE                                    COURSE TITLE                              CREDIT HOURS

CMJ 1100      Communication skills                                                                                   3

INS 1103        Introduction to Information Technology                                                   3

INS 1104        Introduction to Information Sciences                                                         3

INS 1105      Introduction to publishing                                                                            3

INS 1106        Introduction to Communication and Mass Media                                    3

INS 1107        Records Management I                                                                                3

INS 1108       ICTs in Records and Archives Management I                                          3

ZOO 1109      HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases                                                          3

COM 1200     Computer and Information Literacy                                                        3

                                                                                    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 27

SEMESTER II

CODE                                    COURSE TITLE                                          CREDIT HOURS

INS 1203        E-Business                                                                                        3

INS 1204:       Procedural Programming                                                                3

INS 1205       Organization of Knowledge                                                 3

INS 1206        Human Communication                                                                  3         

INS 1207       Introduction to Print Production                                                    3

INS 1208        Archives Management I                                                                   3

INS 1209        Preservation of Information Materials I                                         3

                                                                                    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                      CREDIT HOURS

ENS 2100      Environmental Skills                                                                           3  

REL 2100      Philosophy and Critical Thinking                                                     3         

INS 2103        Systems Analysis and Design                                                          3

INS 2104        Operating Systems Theory                                                              3

INS 2105        Sectoral Information Systems and Services                                   3

INS 2106        Classification I                                                                                  3

INS 2107        Digital Print Production                                                                   3

INS 2108        Office Records Management                                                            3

INS 2109        Knowledge Management                                                                  3         

                                                                                    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS= 27

SEMESTER II

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 2203        Data Communication Network                                                       3

INS 2204        Database Construction and Management                                     3

INS 2205        Principles and Practices of Management                                                    3

INS 2206        Cataloguing I                                                                                                3

INS 2207        Repackaging of Information                                                                       3

INS 2208        Principles and Practices of Marketing Communication                            3

INS 2209        Records Centre Management                                                                      3

INS 2210        Professional Organizations in Information Sciences                                 3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =24

YEAR 3

SEMESTER I

COMMON COURSES

CODE                                    COURSE TITLE                                          CREDIT HOURS

INS 3103        Web Design and Development                                                        3

INS 3104        Research Methods                                                                            3

INS 3105        Radio and Television Communication                                           3

INS 3106        Preservation of Information Materials                                           3

SPECIALIZATION:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 3107        Data Structures and Algorithm                                                                 3

INS 3108        Object-Oriented Technology                                                                        3

INS 3109        Management Information Systems                                                            3

INS 3110        Software Engineering                                                                                   3

                                                                                            TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

CODE                                    COURSE TITLE                                          CREDIT HOURS

INS 3109        Management Information Systems                                                            3

INS 3111        Subject Indexing and Thesaurus Construction                                        3

INS 3112        Marketing of Information Services                                                             3

INS 3113        Open Access and Institutional Repositories                                              3

                                                                                TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 3114        Writing for the Mass Media                                                                         3

INS 3115        Newspaper and Magazine Publishing                                                         3

INS 3116        Design and Production in Publishing                                                         3

INS 3117        Online Journalism                                                                                        3

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 3109        Management Information Systems                                                            3

INS 3118        ICTs in Records and Archives Management II                                        3

INS 3119        Information Security in Records and Archives Management            3

INS 3120        Marketing of Records and Archives Services                                      3

   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =24

SEMESTER II

COMMON COURSES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

BBM 3200     Entrepreneurial skills                                                                                 3

INS 3203        Quantitative Techniques for Information Scientists                                 2

INS 3204        Information, Gender and Sustainable Development                                2

INS 3205        Electronic Publishing                                                                                    2

INS 3206        Disaster and Risk Management in Information Centres                         2

INS 3207        Practical Attachment                                                                                    6

SPECIALIZATION:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 3208        Human Computer Interaction                                                                     2

INS 3209        Artificial Intelligence                                                                                     3

INS 3210        Computer Organization and Architecture                                                 3

INS 3211        Information Security and Systems Audit                                                 2

           TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =27

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 3212        Information Needs Analysis and User Studies                                       2

INS 3213        Collection Management                                                                              2

INS 3214        Strategic Management in Information Environment                              2

INS 3215        Information Searching and Retrieval I                                                    3

       TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 27

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURSINS 3216            Scholarly Journal Publishing                                                                         2

INS 3217        Principles and Practices of Photography                                                    2

INS 3218        Book Trade                                                                                                  3

INS 3219        Marketing, Sales and Distribution in Publishing                                     2

                                                                                          TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =27

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURSINS 3220            Health Records Management                                                                         3

INS 3221        Management of AV Archives                                                                      2

INS 3222        Digital Preservation                                                                                      2

INS 32223      Management of Electronic Records                                                            3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

YEAR 4

SEMESTER I

COMMON COURSES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURSINS 4103       Project Management                                                                             3

INS 4104        Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information                                        3

INS 4105        New Media                                                                                            3

INS 4106        Leadership and Management in Information Sciences                   3

INS 4107        Research Project                                                                                 3

SPECIALIZATION:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURSINS 4108            Law, Ethics and Professional Practice in ICT                                  3

INS 4109        Network Design and Administration                                             3

                                                                                 TOTALCREDIT HOURS= 21

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 4110        Classification II                                                                                 3

                                                                                                     TOTALCREDIT HOURS =18

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURSINS 4112            Records Management II                                                                  3

INS 4113        Archives Management II                                                                 3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 4114        Editorial Title Management                                                             3

INS 4115        Advertising in the Media                                                                  3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

SEMESTER II

COMMON COURSES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 4203        Management of Information and Communication Technology  3

INS 4204        Infopreneurship                                                                                3

INS 4205        Marketing Management                                                                   3

INS 4206        Freedom of Information and Governance                                      3

INS 4207        Research Project                                                                               3

SPECIALIZATION: 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 4208        Data Mining and Advanced Databases                                          3

INS 4209        Distributed Systems                                                                         3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURSINS 4210            Information Searching and Retrieval II                                        3

INS 4211        Cataloguing II                                                                                   3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 4212        Multimedia and Hypermedia                                                                       3

INS 4213        Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media                                                        3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

CODE            COURSE TITLE                                                                  CREDIT HOURS

INS 4214        Quality Assurance in Records and Archives Management                      3

INS 4215        Managing Business Records                                                                        3

         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS =21

 

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