Thursday, 17 October 2019

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION SCIENCE

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Information Science

a) The general University admission requirement for a Bachelor’s degree shall apply.
b)  To be eligible for admission, applicants shall satisfy the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the University statutes, which are at least a C+ grade aggregate in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent (‘A’ Levels).

Admission will be granted to diploma holders who have at least a Credit or its equivalent from institutions recognized by the University of Embu Senate. Diploma holders may qualify for Credit transfer to the programme as stipulated by University of Embu Statutes.

Duration of Study
Four (4) academic years

Expected learning outcomes
1.    Equip students with knowledge and skills in managing different types of information in organizations and society.
2.    Provide knowledge-based skills for provision and utilization of information at all levels of development.
3.    Promote the use of ICT in delivery and access of information and emerging issues.
4.    Provide market oriented education and training in information industry.

Course requirements.
A total of 52 courses are required for graduation with a Bachelor of Information Science which includes the attachment and a project which is equivalent to four (4) courses.

Bachelor of Information Science Courses/Unit Distribution Table

 

COURSE UNITS

 

FIRST YEAR

NO

.

CODE

COURSE TITLE

 

LECTURE

HOURS

 

Common undergraduate courses

1

CCS 001

Communication skills

 

45

2

CCS 010

HIV/AIDS

 

45

 

FIRST YEAR COURSE

 

First semester

1

LIS 111

Foundations of Information Science

 

45

2

LIS 112

Information and Society

 

45

3

LIS 113

Introduction       to       Cataloguing                           and

Classification

 

45

4

LIS 114

Application of ICT in information centers

 

45

5

LIS 115

Information Literacy

 

45

 

Second semester

1

CCS 009

Fundamentals of Development and Its

Application

 

45

2

LIS 121

Introduction to Philosophy

 

45

3

LIS 122

Principles of Records Management

 

45

4

LIS 123

Information Resources and Services

 

45

5

LIS 124

Collection Development and Management

of Information Resources

 

45

6

LIS 125

Users and Information Studies

 

45

7

LIS 126

Automation of Records and Archives

 

45

 

SECOND YEAR

 

SEMESTER 1

1.

LIS 211

Cataloguing Principles and Practices

 

45

2.

LIS 212

Classification of Knowledge

 

45

3.

LIS 213

Social Informatics

 

45

4.

LIS 214

Knowledge Management

 

45

5.

LIS 215

Government Information Systems

 

45

6.

LIS 216

Principles and Practices of Management

 

45

7.

LIS 217

Information      Marketing      and                         Public

Relations

 

45

 

SEMESTER 2

1.

LIS 221

Disaster    Management     in                 Information

Science

 

45

2.

LIS 222

Preservation       and      Conservation                          of

Information

 

45

3.

LIS 223

Informetrics

 

45

4

LIS 224

Multimedia Application

 

45

5

LIS 225

Infopreneurship and Consultancy

 

45

6

LIS 226

Automation of Information Systems

 

45

7

LIS 227

Project Management

 

45

 

YEAR 3

 

SEMESTER 1

1.

LIS 311

Special Libraries and Information Centres

 

45

2.

LIS 312

Documentation and Resource Management

 

45

3.

LIS 313

Publishing and Book Trade

 

45

4.

LIS 314

Indexing and Abstracting

 

45

5.

LIS 315

Information Retrieval and Analysis

 

45

6.

LIS 316

Information Repackaging

 

45

 

SEMESTER 2

1.

LIS 321

Database Management

 

45

2.

LIS 322

Principles of Archives Administration

 

45

3.

LIS 323

Business Information Systems

 

45

4.

LIS 324

Management of E- Records

 

45

5.

LIS 325

Research Methods

 

45

6.

LIS 326

Digital Technology and Applications

 

45

8.

LIS 327

Practical Attachment (2 Units)

 

90

 

FOURTH YEAR

 

FIRST SEMESTER

1.

LIS 411

Website Design and Development

 

45

2.

LIS 412

 

Information for Sustainable Development

 

45

3.

LIS 413

Innovations in Information Centers

 

45

4.

LIS 414

Information    Ethics    and                       Constitutional

Foundation Rights

 

45

5.

LIS 415

Digital Libraries

 

45

6.

LIS 416

Science    and    Technology                 Information

Systems

 

45

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

 

1.

LIS 421

 

Academic Libraries

 

45

2.

LIS 422

 

Electronic publishing

 

45

3.

LIS 423

Computer Mediated Communication

 

45

4.

LIS 424

Information Security

 

45

5.

LIS 425

Librarianship for Children and Young

Adults

 

45

6.

LIS 426

Digital Archives

 

45

 

 

LEVEL/YEAR

1

2

3

4

 

SEMESTER I

7

7

6

6

SEMESTER II

7

7

6

6

 

Requirements for graduation

A total of 52 Courses are required for graduation with BACHELOR OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE. Industrial attachments/internship will only serve as graduation requirements but will not be used in the calculation of the final grade.

Classification of Degrees
                        
At graduation, students’ overall performance will be classified as follows:
A         First Class Honours
B         Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
C         Second Class Honours (Lower Division)
D        Pass