Bachelor of Science in Information Science

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INTRODUCTION

Maasai Mara University was chartered on 12th February 2013. The University’s competitive advantage lies in the strategic location as a gateway to Maasai Mara National Reserve which is a worldwide household name. It is also close to Mau Forest, one of the most important water towers in the region, but highly threatened; it also lies within the major livestock and wheat production area in the nation. These intertwined with the Maasai Culture makes the university the ideal place for studies in Science, livestock, agriculture, heritage, tourism, wildlife and natural resources which we have identified as our flagship courses.

VISION

To be a world-class university committed to academic excellence for the development

MISSION

To provide quality University education through innovative teaching, research, and consultancy services for the development

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

  

YEAR I
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

 

YEAR 2
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
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
INS 3107 Data Structures and Algorithm 3
INS 3108 Object-Oriented Technology 3
INS 3109 Management Information Systems  3
INS 3110 Software Engineering 3
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
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
PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES
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
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

 

YEAR 3
SEMESTER II
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 3203 Practical Attachment 6
SPECIALIZATION:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
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
PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES
INS 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
RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT
INS 3220 Health Records Management 3
INS 3221 Management of AV Archives 2
INS 3222 Digital Preservation   2
INS 3223 Management of Electronic Records 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 24

 

YEAR 4
SEMESTER I
CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
INS 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
INS 4108 Law, Ethics and Professional Practice in ICT 2
INS 4109 Network Design and Administration 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
INS 4110 Classification II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 18
PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES
INS 4114 Editorial Title Management 3
INS 4115 Advertising in the Media 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21
RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT
INS 4112 Records Management II 3
INS 4113 Archives Management II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21

 

YEAR 4
SEMESTER II
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
INS 4208 Data Mining and Advanced Databases 2
INS 4209 Distributed Systems 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
INS 4110 Classification II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 18
PUBLISHING AND MEDIA STUDIES
INS 4212 Multimedia and Hypermedia 3
INS 4213 Legal and Ethical Issues in the Media 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21
RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT
INS 4214 Quality Assurance in Records and Archives Management 3
INS 4215 Managing Business Records 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 21
 
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