Bachelor of Science in Information Science

Course Structure

        YEAR I

        SEMESTER I

  • CMJ 1100 – Communication skills, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1103 – Introduction to Information Technology, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1104 – Introduction to Information Sciences, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1105 – Introduction to publishing, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1106 – Introduction to Communication and Mass Media, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1107 – Records Management I, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1108 – ICTs in Records and Archives Management I, 3 Credit Hours
  • ZOO 1109 – HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases, 3 Credit Hours
  • COM 1200 – Computer and Information Literacy , 3 Credit Hours

         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 27

          SEMESTER II

  • INS 1203 – E-Business, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1204 – Procedural Programming , 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1205 – Organization of Knowledge, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1206 – Human Communication, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1207 – Introduction to Print Production, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1208 – Archives Management I, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 1209 – Preservation of Information Materials I, 3 Credit Hours

         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

          YEAR 2

          SEMESTER I

  • ENS 2100 – Environmental Skills, 3 Credit Hours
  • REL 2100 – Philosophy and Critical Thinking, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2103 – Systems Analysis and Design, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2104 – Operating Systems Theory, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2105 – Sectoral Information Systems and Services, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2106 – Classification I, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2107 – Digital Print Production, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2108 – Office Records Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2109 – Knowledge Management, 3 Credit Hours

         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 27

          SEMESTER II

  • INS 2203 – Data Communication Network, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2204 – Database Construction and Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2205 – Principles and Practices of Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2206 – Cataloguing I , 3 Credit Hours

 

 

  • INS 2207 – Repackaging of Information, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2208 – Principles and Practices of Marketing Communication, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2209 – Records Centre Management , 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 2210 – Professional Organizations in Information Sciences, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

YEAR 3

       SEMESTER I

  • INS 3103 – Web Design and Development, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3104 – Research Methods, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3105 – Radio and Television Communication, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3106 – Preservation of Information Materials, 3 Credit Hours

         SPECIALIZATION:

         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • INS 3107 – Data Structures and Algorithm, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3108 – Object-Oriented Technology, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3109 – Management Information Systems, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3110 – Software Engineering, 3 Credit Hours

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION   STUDIES

  • INS 3109 – Management Information Systems, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3111 – Subject Indexing and Thesaurus Construction, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3112 – Marketing of Information Services, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3113 – Open Access and Institutional Repositories, 3 Credit Hours

   PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

  • INS 3114 – Writing for the Mass Media, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3115 – Newspaper and Magazine Publishing, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3116 – Design and Production in Publishing, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3117 – Online Journalism, 3 Credit Hours

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

  • INS 3109 – Management Information Systems, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3118 – ICTs in Records and Archives Management II, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3119 – Information Security in Records and Archives Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3120 – Marketing of Records and Archives Services, 3 Credit Hours

       TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

     

       

 

 SEMESTER II

  • BBM 3200 – Entrepreneurial skills, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3203 – Quantitative Techniques for Information Scientists, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3204 – Information, Gender and Sustainable Development, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3205 – Electronic Publishing, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3206 – Disaster and Risk Management in Information Centres, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3203 – Practical Attachment, 6 Credit Hours

SPECIALIZATION: 

        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • INS 3208 – Human-Computer Interaction, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3209 – Artificial Intelligence, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3210 – Computer Organization and Architecture, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3211 – Information Security and Systems Audit, 2 Credit Hours 

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

  • INS 3212 – Information Needs Analysis and User Studies, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3213 – Collection Management, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3214 – Strategic Management in Information Environment, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3215 – Information Searching and Retrieval I, 3 Credit Hours

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

  • INS 3216 – Scholarly Journal Publishing, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3217 – Principles and Practices of Photography, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3218 – Book Trade, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3219 – Marketing, Sales and Distribution in Publishing, 2 Credit Hours

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

  • INS 3220 – Health Records Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 3221 – Management of AV Archives, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3222 – Digital Preservation, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 3223 – Management of Electronic Records, 3 Credit Hours

       TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

       YEAR 4

       SEMESTER I

  • INS 4103 – Project Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4104 – Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4105 – New Media, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4106 – Leadership and Management in Information Sciences, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4107 – Research Project, 3 Credit Hours

       

 

SPECIALIZATION: 

        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • INS 4108 – Law, Ethics and Professional Practice in ICT, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 4109 – Network Design and Administration, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

  • INS 4110 – Classification II, 3 Credit Hours

         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 18

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

  • INS 4114 – Editorial Title Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4115 – Advertising in the Media, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

  • INS 4112 – Records Management II, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4113 – Archives Management II, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

   SEMESTER II

  • INS 4203 – Management of Information and Communication Technology, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4204 – Infopreneur ship, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4205 – Marketing Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4206 – Freedom of Information and Governance, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4207 – Research Project, 3 Credit Hours

         SPECIALIZATION:

         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • INS 4208 – Data Mining and Advanced Databases, 2 Credit Hours
  • INS 4209 – Distributed Systems, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

  • INS 4110 – Classification II, 3 Credit Hours

         TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 18

PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES

  • INS 4212 – Multimedia and Hypermedia, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4213 – Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

  • INS 4214 – Quality Assurance in Records and Archives Management, 3 Credit Hours
  • INS 4215 – Managing Business Records, 3 Credit Hours

        TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

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