Unizulu Information Science



Unizulu Information Science, BA (IS) will take a duration of three years and at least 24 modules. The purpose of the programme is to offer the student knowledge, skills and attitudes for information and knowledge management and is aimed at jobs in the broad information field both within public and corporate organizations.



Programme or exit level outcomes of the AIDEG1 degree are to equip students with:



  • Digital literacy skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), multimedia and computer networ
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, organise and retrieve information.
  • Appropriate knowledge of information behaviour and collection development in a variety of information centre
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills in general and inforprenueral managemen
  • Theoretical research
  • Information literacy and communication skills

On completion of this programme the student can be admitted to an Honours degree programme or its equivalent

Work integrated learning (WIL)

Work experience focuses on three areas choosing from: computer assembly troubleshooting and repairs, networking, Practical Information Services Environment, and Management. Students will select their areas of choice in consultation with the Department. Students are expected to spend three weeks in the WIL programme in a work environment of their choice during their final year.



Job opportunities including: information officer, communication officer, video and sound editor, knowledge manager, multimedia designer, web designer, network technician, computer technician, records centre manager, digital records manager and digital archivist. Or you could lecture Information Science after completing a post-graduate degree.

On completion of this programme the student can be admitted to an Honours degree programme or its equivalent

General rules

Programme co-ordinator:
Dr. T. Kalusopa, BALIS (UNZA), MSc.IS (Addis Ababa), PhD (UNISA)Programme co-ordinator: Dr. T. Kalusopa, BALIS (UNZA), MSc.IS (Addis Ababa), PhD (UNISA)
Email: Kalusopat@unizilu.ac.za 
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6878
Acting HOD: Dr N.D. Evans BSc (UPE), MA, Phd (Unizulu)
Email: EvansN@unziulu.ac.za , http://www.lis.uzulu.ac.za
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6169

Composition of Curriculum

The curriculum shall consist of all the prescribed modules and electives as specified.

FACULTYARTS
DEPARTMENT:Information Studies
Degree(Designator)Bachelor of Arts
QualifierInformation Science
MAJORSInformation ScienceLibrary Science
AbbreviationBA (Information Science)
Qualification Code (SAQF)62482
UNIZULU CodeAIDEG1
NQF EXIT Level7
 Admission Requirement1.  NSC with degree endorsement OR Matric Exemption and an achievement rating of 26 points
2.  English level 4
Minimum Credits forAdmission26
Minimum duration ofstudies3 YEARS
Presentation mode of subjects:Fulltime
Intake for the qualification:January
Registration Cycle for the subjects:January
Readmission:
Total credits to Graduate:360

FIRST YEAR

Subject NameCreditsNQF LevelPre-requisitesCo-requisitesCompulsory
SEMESTER 1
AINF111Information Science and Information Literacy155NoneAINF112Y
AINF121Computer Mediated Communication155NoneAINF122Y
AINF131Computer Literacy for Information Studies 1155NoneAINF132Y
AENG121Practical English 1 A155NoneAENG122Y
OR155NoneAENG121Y
AENG111English 1 Part A: Language and Literature
SEMESTER 2
AINF112Information Searching and Retrieval155NoneNoneY
AINF122Electronic  Publishing155NoneNoneY
AINF132Computer Literacy for Information Studies 2155NoneNoneY
AENG122Practical English 1 B155NoneNoneY
OR AENG112English 1 Part B: Language andLiterature155NoneNoneY

SECOND YEAR

Subject NameCreditsNQF LevelPre-requisitesCo-requisitesCore
SEMESTER 1
AINF211Management Principles and Practices156NoneAINF212Y
AINF221Information Seeking behavior156NoneAINF222Y
Elective 1NoneNoneN
Elective 3NoneNoneN
SEMESTER 2
AINF212Knowledge  Management156NoneNoneY
AINF222Records  Management156NoneNoneY
Elective 2NoneNoneN
Elective 4NoneNoneN

THIRD YEAR

Subject NameCreditsNQF LevelPre- requisitesCo- requisitesCore
SEMESTER 1
AINF311Research  Methodology157NoneNoneY
AINF321Information Retrieval I157NoneNoneY
AINF331Marketing principles and applications157NoneNoneY
Elective 5NoneNoneN
SEMESTER 2
AINF312Information Ethics and Infopreneurship157NoneNoneY
AINF322Information Retrieval II157NoneNoneY
AINF332Informetrics157NoneNoneY
Elective 6NoneNoneN

Bachelor of Library and Information Science -BLIS (AIDEG2)

Bachelor of Library and Information Science -BLIS (AIDEG2) NQF Level 8 Credits 480

BLIS will take four years consisting of 32 modules. The purpose of the qualification programme is to offer knowledge, skills and attitudes for professional information management and service in libraries, in particular, and in information centers in general. On completion of this degree programme the student can be admitted into a Master’s qualification programme.

Programme or exit level outcomes of the AIDEG2 degree are to equip students with:

  • Appropriate understanding and practical experience in the development, services, functions and the role of technologies used in libraries and information service
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills in general, record, knowledge and inforprenueral managemen
  • Appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, organise and retrieve information.
  • Appropriate knowledge of information behaviour and e
  • Digital literacy skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), multimedia and library management
  • Theoretical and practical research
  • Information literacy and communication skills
Work integrated learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning by way of working in a public library for a three week period, as well as working in an academic library for 120 hours is a requirement for graduation.



Job opportunities including: information officer, communication officer, video and sound editor, knowledge manager, multimedia designer, web designer, network technician, computer technician, records centre manager, digital records manager and digital archivist. Or you could lecture Information Science after completing a post-graduate degree.

On completion of this degree programme the student can be admitted into a Master’s qualification programme.

Programme co-ordinator

Dr. T. Kalusopa, BALIS (UNZA), MSc.IS (Addis Ababa), PhD (UNISA)
Dr. T. Kalusopa, BALIS (UNZA), MSc.IS (Addis Ababa), PhD (UNISA)
Email: Kalusopat@unizilu.ac.za,
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6878
Acting HOD:
Dr N.D. Evans BSc (UPE), MA, Phd (Unizulu),
EvansN@unziulu.ac.za, http://www.lis.uzulu.ac.za,
Tel: +27(0)35 902 6169

Composition of curriculum


The curriculum shall consist of all the prescribed modules and electives as specified.

FACULTYARTS
DEPARTMENT:Information Studies
Degree(Designator)Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Qualifier
MAJORSLibrary ScienceInformation Science
AbbreviationBLIS
Qualification Code(SAQF)8769
UNIZULU CodeAIDEG2
NQF EXIT Level8
AdmissionRequirements1.  NSC with degree endorsement OR Matric Exemption and an achievement rating of 26 points
2.  English level 4
Minimum Credits for Admission26
Minimum duration of studies4 years
Presentation modeof subjects:Day classes
Intake for thequalification:January
Registration Cyclefor the subjects:January
Readmission:University regulations apply
Total credits toGraduate:480

FIRST YEAR

Subject NameCreditsNQF LevelPre-requisitesCo-requisitesCompulsory
SEMESTER 1
AINF111Information Science and Information Literacy155NoneAINF112Y
AINF141Libraries and Information Centres155NoneAINF122Y
AINF131Computer Literacy for Information Studies 1155NoneAINF132Y
AENG121Practical English 1 A155NoneAENG122Y
OR AENG111English 1 Part A: Language andLiterature155NoneAENG121Y
SEMESTER 2
AINF112Information Searching and Retrieval.155NoneNoneY
AINF122Electronic  Publishing155NoneNoneY
AINF132Computer Literacy for Information Studies 2155NoneNoneY
AENG122Practical English 1 B155NoneNoneY
OR AENG112English 1 Part B: Language andLiterature155NoneNoneY

SECOND YEAR

Subject NameCreditsNQF LevelPre-requisitesCo-requisitesCompulsory
SEMESTER 1
AINF211Management Principles and Practices156NoneAINF212Y
AINF221Information Seeking behaviour156NoneAINF222Y
Elective 1NoneNoneN
Elective 3NoneNoneN
SEMESTER 2
AINF212Knowledge  Management156NoneNoneY
AINF222Records  Management156NoneNoneY
Elective 2NoneNoneN
Elective 4NoneNoneN

THIRD YEAR

Subject NameCreditsNQF LevelPre-requisitesCo-requisitesCompulsory
SEMESTER 1
AINF331Marketing principles and applications157NoneAINF332Y
AINF411Experiential learning158NoneAINF412Y
Elective 7NoneNoneN
Elective 9NoneNoneN
SEMESTER 2
AINF422Advanced information retrieval, indexing and abstracting158NoneNoneY
AINF412Information ethics158NoneNoneY
Elective 8NoneNoneN
Elective 10NoneNoneN
Electives for Bachelor in Library and Information Science
Elective1AANT111 : Intro to Anthropology ACOM111:Communication Science 1 AENG211 :English 2 Part AAHIS111: History 1: Theory & Methods of History APSY111 : Intro to PsychologyASGY111 : Intro to SociologyElective 2AANT112 : Culture & Society in Africa ACOM112:Journalism  1AENG212 :English 2 Part BAHIS112: History 1: South African History APSY112 : Applied Psychology 1&2 ASGY112 : Industrial Societies
Elective 3AANT111 : Intro to Anthropology ACOM111: Communication Science 1 AINF241  : Multimedia 1AHIS111: History 1: Theory & Methods of History APSY111 : Intro to PsychologyASGY111 : Intro to SociologyElective 4AANT112 : Culture & Society in Africa ACOM112:Journalism  1AINF242  :Multimedia 2AHIS112: History 1: South African History APSY112 : Applied Psychology 1&2 ASGY112 :Industrial Societies
Elective 5AANT211 : Health & Socio-cultural Context ACOM211: Communication Science 2Elective 6AANT212 : Understanding Families & Households
APSY211 : Social PsychologyAHIS211: 19th & early 20th Century Europe 1ACOM212:Public Relations 1 AAPSY 212: Intro to Research Methodology AHIS212: General Topics: 19th & early 20th Century SA
Elective 7AANT311 : Applied Anthropology ACOM311:Communication Science 3 AENG311 :English 3 Part A APSY321 : PsychopathologyAHIS311: Archival Skills & intro to Cultural MuseElective 8AANT312 :Research Methodology Plus Special TopicACOM312:Public Relations 2 A AENG312 :English 3 Part B APSY322 : Therapeutic PsychologyAHIS312: Colonial and Post independent Africa
Elective 9AANT321 : Anthropology of the Media ACOM321:Marketing & Advertising B AENG321: English 3 Part C  APSY311 : Research MethodologyAHIS321: The Zulu Monarchy and KZN leaders in retrospectiveElective 10AANT322 : Development of Anthropological ThoughtACOM322:Journalism  2 AENG322 :English 3 Part DAPSY312 : Research MethodologyAHIS322: Totalitarian Regimes & the Nuclear Age