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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Humanities

Program Name : Diploma in Archives and Records Management

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language. Applicants with at least one-year work experience in a registry, archives, or records center will be preferred. Applicants who obtained a Credit in the Certificate in Archives and Records Management from this University or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution shall be admitted directly to Level 200. Applicants with at least one-year post Certificate work experience in a registry, archives or records center will be preferred. Applicants with Pass in the Certificate in Archives and Records Management and have 2 years relevant work experience shall be admitted to Level 200. Entrance Requirements The normal requirements for entrance to the Diploma in Archives and Records Management Programme shall be: a) Certificate in Archives and Records Management from this University or its equivalent from any other recognized institution; b) Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent with a credit in English; c) Candidates with a credit in the Certificate in Archives and Records Management from this University shall be admitted directly to Year Two of the Diploma Programme. Those with a pass in the Certificate in Archives and Records Management of this University plus two years post qualification experience will be admitted directly to Year Two. Programme Structure The Diploma in Archives and Records Management Programme extends over four semesters for fulltime study or six semesters for part-time (distance learning/ sandwich) study in the single subject Archives and Records Management leading to the award of the Diploma in Archives and Records Management. The Programme shall consist of a minimum of 30 credits per year. All core courses must be passed. Progression from Semester to Semester Progression from semester to semester shall appy according to Regulation 00.9 Assessment and Examinations Evaluation of students’ performance for the Diploma in Archives and Records Management shall be based on continuous assessment and a formal examination at the end of each semester. The weighting between continuous assessment and formal examination shall be 2:3.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  ADMINISTRATION & MNGNT OF INFORMATION CENTRES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO RECORDS MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE SKILLS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRO. TO PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVAL ARRANGEMENT Credits : 3
  SEARCH ROOM OPERATIONS Credits : 3
  PRACTICUM Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET AND WEB DESIGN Credits : 3
  INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZING INFORMATION Credits : 3
  MANAGING MEDIA ARCHIVES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION Credits : 3
  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ARCHIVES&RECORDS MNG Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  ORGANISING INFORMATION Credits : 3
  ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY Credits : 3
  MICROPHOTOGRAPHY AND REPROGRAPHICS Credits : 3
  RECORDS CENTRE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING AND REPORTING Credits : 3
  INFORMATION RESOURCES IN BUSINESS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  LEGAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
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