Bachelor of Library And Information Science

Entry Requirements
The common regulations for all Bachelor’s degrees of Kenyatta University shall apply. The
following shall be eligible for registration:-
i.    School leavers with the minimum university admission requirements or equivalents. ii.    Mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE OR Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent
with a Diploma in Library Science or Records and Archives Management. OR Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.
iii.    Holders of the  KNEC Diploma in Library and Information Science, Diploma in Archives and Records Management or its equivalent with an overall pass of credit or distinction or a pass with two years relevant experience

Course Structure
All courses are taught in units.  A unit is defined as equivalent to 35 one-hour lectures.  For this purpose a one hour lecture is equivalent to two hours of tutorial or three hours practicals. Level
100 students shall be expected to take three university common units. Students shall also take ten
departmental units.
Level 200 students shall take a total of 13 units.Level 300 students shall take 13 units including internship.  All candidates   shall be required to take the internship during the Level 300 before taking the 4th year units. The internship shall take twelve weeks.  During this period the student will be supervised and assessed. Level 400 students shall take a total of 13 units. Students shall be expected to pass 52 units to graduate.

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical & Creative Thinking
 
UCU 104: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ISC 100: Information, Communities and Development
ISC 101: Information Technology 1
ISC 102: Cataloguing I ISC 103: Classification I
ISC 104: Cataloguing and Indexing
ISC 105: Classification II
ISC 106: Publishing and Book Trade
SIT 210: Multimedia Systems
ISC 107: Quality Assurance in Information Services
ISC 108: International and Contemporary Issues in Information Services

Level 200
ISC 200: Sources of Bibliographic Information
ISC 201: Software Development and Application
ISC 202: Design & Care of Libray & Information Centre Building
ISC 203: Dissemination of Information
ISC 204: Subject Indexing & Information Retrieval ISC 205: Office and Registry Records Management ISC 206: Electronic Information Sources & Services ISC 207: Management of Information Systems
ISC 208: Fundamentals of Networking in Information Centres
SIT 209: Web Design Basics
ISC 210: Marketing & Public Relations
ISC 211: Information Ethics & Legal Issues
ISC 212: Project Proposal and report Writing

Level 300
BBA 301: Human Resource Management
BBA310: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
ECU 300: Research Methods
ISC 301: Electronic Records Management ISC 302: Information Systems Development ISC 303: Electronic Publishing
ISC 304: Information Services for Users with Special Needs
ISC 305: Database Management Systems
ISC 306: Research Project
ISC 307: Workplace Preparedness
ISC 308: Archives Administration
ISC 309: Business Information Services & Records
ISC 310: Internship

Level 400 Core Units Library Option
ISC 400: Consultancy in Information Work
ISC 401: Collection Development ISC 402: Practical Cataloguing ISC 403: Practical Classification ISC 404: Digital Libraries
ISC 405: Global Information communication
ISC 406: Monitoring & Evaluation of Inf. Services
ISC 407: Reference and Information Services
ISC 408: Information Sources and Systems

Electives
ECU400: Disaster Management
ISC 409: Information Behavior and Development
ISC 410: Health Data and Welfare Information Services
ISC 411: Sectoral Information Services

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