BIS specialising in PUBLISHING

BIS specialising in Publishing (Code 12131014) 

 

Programme coordinator

Prof Beth le Roux
IT Building 6-34, Hatfield Campus
+27 12 420 2426
 

Programme information

This package contextualises the South African publishing industry, with specific application to book publishing and corporate publishing. The objectives are to equip students with background knowledge on the industry, role players and trends, as well as with specific skills linked to the publishing value chain. These skills include: the commissioning of manuscripts aimed at specific markets; the management of the design, reproduction and printing phase; copy-editing and proofreading; financial and marketing management. Students are empowered to act as responsible information intermediaries who can add value to publications during the various phases of the publishing process.

Admission requirements

  • The closing date is an administrative admission guideline for non-selection programmes. Once a non-selection programme is fulland has reached the institutional targets, then that programme will be closed for further admissions, irrespective of the closing date. However, if the institutional targets have not been met by the closing date, then that programme will remain open for admissions until the institutional targets are met.
  • The following persons will be considered for admission: Candidates who are in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement; candidates who are graduates from another tertiary institution or have been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution, and candidates who are graduates of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
  • Grade 11 results are used for the conditional admission of prospective students.
  • A valid qualification with admission to degree studies is required.
  • Minimum subject and achievement requirements, as set out below, are required.
  • All lectures at the University of Pretoria are presented in English only.
Minimum requirements
Achievement level:
English Home Language or English First Additional Language: NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C
APS – 28
*Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.
*International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.
 

Curriculum: Year 1

Minimum credits: 132
 
Foundamental modules (38 Credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
AIM 111
Academic information management 111
4
S1
AIM 121
Academic information management 121
4
S2
ALL 121
Academic Literacy for Information Technology 121
6
S2
ENG 118
English for specific purposes 118
12
S1
UPO 112
Academic orientation 112
0
Y
VKK 111
Visual culture studies 111
12
S1
 
Core modules (70 credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
INL 110
Information Science: Introduction to Information Science 110
12
S1
INL 130
Information Science: Personal information management 130
12
S1
INL 140
Information Science: Information and communication technology 140
12
S2
PUB 110
Publishing: The book publishing environment 110
12
S1
PUB 120
Publishing: The South African book publishing environment 120
12
S2
BEM 120
Introduction to Marketing 120
10
S2
 
Elective modules (24 credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
  • Select a language up to year-level 3, from one of the Language module groups set out below, e.g. Afrikaans, English, German, French or an African language in consultation with the programme coordinator. A language for beginners may not be selected.
  • Select modules to the level of 24 credits on  year-level 1 of the selected language.
  • See Language groups listed below.
24
 
 

Curriculum: Year 2

Minimum credits: 128
 
Fundamental module (8 credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
JCP 202
Community-based Project 202
8
Year
 
Core modules (80 credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
INL 240
Information Science: social and ethical impact 240
20
S1
PUB 210
Publishing: copy-editing 210
20
S1
PUB 220
Publishing: The visual and production dimensions of publishing 220
20
S2
VKK 211
Visual Communication 211
20
S2
 
Elective modules (40 credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
  • Continue with the same language as selected at  year-level 1 up to  year-level 3.
  • Select modules to the value of 40 credits at year-level 2 of the selected language.
  • See Language groups listed below.
40
 
 

Curriculum: Final year

Minimum credits: 150
 
Core modules (120 credits)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
PUB 310
Publishing: publishing in the digital environment 310
30
S1
PUB 311
Publishing: commissioning 311
30
S1
PUB 320
Publishing: management in the publishing environment 320
30
S2
PUB 321
Publishing: publishing in the magazine and corporate environment 321
30
S2
 
Elective modules (30 credits*)
Code
Module
Credits
Period
  • Continue with the same language on year-level 3 as selected on year-levels 1 and 2.
  • Select modules to the value of 30 credits on year-level 3 of the selected language.
  • Refer to Language Groups listed below.
  • Students who wish to continue with language studies at postgraduate level should consult the specific department for the selection of their modules and may possibly have to select additional modules.
30
 
 

Language groups for selection in programme

Please note: Consult the Humanities yearbook for module-specific requirements/prerequisites and content by searching for the relevant language module.
 
Module credits: 
Year-level 1 – 12 credits each
Year-level 2 – 20 credits each
Year-level 3 – 30 credits each
 
Module group 1 – Afrikaans
Year-level 1: AFR 110, 120
Year-level 2: AFR 214, AFR 210 ,220
Year-level 3: AFR 311, 321
 
Module group 2 – English
Year-level 1: ENG 110, 120
Year-level 2: ENG 210, 220
Year-level 3:  ENG 310, 320, ENG 311, 322
 
Module group 3 – French
Year-level 1: FRN 113, 123 (must have passed Grade 12 French)
Year-level 2: FRN 211, 221
Year-level 3: FRN 361, 362, 363, 364
 
Module group 4 – German
Year-level 1: DTS 113, 123 (must have passed Grade 12 German)
Year-level 2: DTS 211, 221
Year-level 3:  DTS 361, 362, 363, 364
 
Module group 8 – IsiNdebele
Year-level 1: NDE 110, AFT 121
Year-level 2: NDE 210, AFT 220
Year-level 3 NDE 310, AFT 320
 
Module group 9 – IsiZulu
Year-level 1: ZUL 111, AFT 121
Year-level 2: AFT 220, ZUL 211
Year-level 3: ZUL 310, AFT 320
 
Module group 10 – Sepedi
Year-level 1: SEP 111, AFT 121
Year-level 2: AFT 220, SEP 211
Year-level 3: SEP 310, AFT 320
 
Module group 11 – Setswana
Year-level 1: STW 111, AFT 121
Year-level 2: AFT 220, STW 211
Year-level 3: STW 310, AFT 320
 

Quick links

Click here for all the undergraduate modules of the Department Information Science

For the BIS Information Science degree, click here

For the BIS Multimedia degree, click here

For the Postgraduate degrees, click here

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