|12240008||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology||Department: Information Science|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
Refer also to G16-G29.
Subject to the provisions of G18.3, a full-time student must complete his or her studies for an honours degree within two academic years (four semesters) and a part-time student within three academic years (six semesters) after first registration for the degree. However, the Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, extend the period of study in both cases by a maximum of two semesters.
Refer also to G18 and G26.
The degree is conferred with distinction if students registered for the degree for the first time, complete the degree within the minimum prescribed time and pass all modules with a weighted average of 75% (not rounded).
Minimum credits: 120
Select two of the following modules or any other relevant modules in collaboration with the package organiser.
Research methodology and the application thereof to resolve research problems and to create new knowledge, is a valued advantage to any student. The module is compiled with the following objectives in mind: to instruct the student in the basic principles of research and to avail them the opportunity to execute research projects in a professional manner. Students are guided from the selection of a problem to the presentation of a complete research report with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework.
This module focuses on the theory and practice of publishing management. Issues addressed include the following: personal skills; general management skills; financial skills; new product development; costing; editorial issues.
This module focuses on the theory and practice of publishing management. Issues addressed include the following: human resources; legal skills; project management; sales and marketing; communication skills; logistics; leadership.
This module is research-based. The focus is on developments and trends impacting on the value chain and supply chain of the local book industry.
The overall objective of the module is to generate research that can contribute to information on the shape and size of this cultural industry.
This module is research-based. The focus is on global developments and trends impacting on book publishing as a cultural industry. The research parameters will be determined yearly by a selection of relevant global practices impacting on local developments and trends.
One of the central role players in the publishing value chain is the copy-editor, whose tasks range from copy-editing and proofreading manuscripts, to developing budgets and schedules, and managing entire publishing projects through production. This module builds on students’ knowledge of and skills in editorial practice, including advanced copyediting, editorial and production project management. The module also focuses on theory of editorial practice, including editorial approaches and policies.
The aim of this module is to further familiarise students with the development, economics and delivery of electronic publications. Students develop strong e-production skills through hands-on implementation of publication workflows for various electronic publications. Students also implement a business plan for the distribution and marketing of these publications.
At the heart of the publishing value chain lies the commissioning editor or publisher, whose tasks range from commissioning new titles and nurturing authors, through to managing entire publishing lists and making rights acquisitions. This module builds on students’ knowledge of and skills in commissioning and acquisitions, with a particular focus on strategic and financial aspects of publishing list building, and acquisition policies and procedures.
This module provides an introduction to the history of the book, examining key themes of book production, distribution, authorship and reading. Attention is also given to the development of a textual and print culture in South Africa.
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