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ARCHIVAL STUDIES

NB: Refer to Information Science for honours modules

Managing Records - ARM1502
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module will have a sound understanding of the different theories and practices involved in the management of current records. The module intends to equip students with the necessary competencies to enable them to manage records in such a way that these may be used as an organisational resource to help make decisions and to improve productivity and efficiency, and to serve as the memory of a particular organisation.
Managing Archives - ARM1503
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a sound understanding of the different concepts and principles in the field of archival science so that they can apply these in managing archives. The module also aims to foster a culture within students of recognising the significance of archival materials and the importance of managing these properly.
Preserving Records and Archives - ARM1504
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a sound understanding of the different theories and practices relating to the preservation of records and archives. Additionally, the student credited with this module will be able to apply the basic principles and techniques of preservation to safeguard records and archival material.
Electronic Records Management - ARM1505
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a firm theoretical foundation of the best practices regarding the care of electronic records, essential for the management of information in contemporary society. The module also provides students with an understanding of the development of electronic records and how the management of these materials contributes to the broader field of Information Science.
Introducing Archives and Records Management - ARM1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a sound understanding of the different concepts and principles in archives and records management so that they can apply these (concepts and principles) in managing records that promote transparency, accountability and the protection of human rights. The module also provides students with an understanding of the development of the field of archives and records management and how this field contributes to the broader field of Information Science by enhancing the management of information within society. The module also aims to foster a culture within students of recognising the significance of archives and records and the importance of managing these properly.