Bachelor of Arts (Communication, and Information and Library Studies)

OP702062

Closed to new enrolments
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    400
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $14,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan

Our Bachelor of Arts (Communication, Information and Library Studies) will give you an understanding of the New Zealand library and information management sector.

You will gain skills in interpersonal, intercultural, organisational and global communication, which you can apply to a range of jobs throughout your career. You will also learn about the changing role of libraries and information organisations, how to organise and retrieve information, collection development and management, policy and planning, information services for different user groups and more.

 

Closed to new students

This programme is closed to new students. 

If you are interested in studying a degree in Information and Library studies, we are offering a new library and information studies degree:

Current students

If you were enrolled in this qualification before 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

To be awarded the qualification you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by the end of Trimester 1, 2023

Programme updates

We are updating our suite of library and information studies courses. New courses are progressively replacing previous courses in this degree.  Any courses you have already completed will still be counted towards your qualification.

Check the study plan below to see the affected courses and their replacement equivalents. If you need help with choosing your courses or have any questions, please get in touch.

Please note, you may credit either the original course or the replacement course do your degree, but not both.

 

Course Order

Course Code

Course Title

Level

Credits

1

72140

Business Communication

5

20

2

72141

Academic Writing

5

20

3

72144

Professional and Technical Writing

5

20

4

72142

Or

LIS502

Accessing Information

Navigating and Using Information

5

20

5

72170

Or

LIS501

The Information Industry

The Information Environment

5

20

6

72171

Or

LIS506

Library Systems and Processes

Collection Management in Libraries

5

20

7

72270

Or

LIS603

Information Sources and Services

Knowledge Organisation Systems

6

20

8

72251

Or

LIS604

Intercultural Communication

Cultural Competencies in the Information Environment

6

20

9

72252

Interpersonal Communication

6

20

10

72253

Organisational Communication

6

20

11

72271

Or

LIS601

User Education and Reference Skills

Empowering People and Communities

6

20

12

73213

Research Methods and Interpretation

6

20

13

72272

Or 

LIS611

Cataloguing and Classification

Cataloguing and Classification

6

20

14

72363

Or

72374

Mass Communication

Social Informatics

7

20

15

72365

Communication Management

7

20

16

72366

Global Communication

7

20

17

72370

Or

LIS701

Information Issues

Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals

7

20

18

72371

Or

LIS702

Policy and Planning for Information Services

Strategy and Planning in Information Organisations

7

20

19

74342

Or

74347

Research Paper

 

Practicum

7

20

 

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will:

  • be information literate, adept at problem solving, and a confident and practical communicator
  • have a strong strategic focus, and be able to analyse and use information logically and write concisely and clearly
  • be competent at analysing and addressing complex communication issues and problems, to arrive at practical solutions
  • have a wealth of knowledge of the underpinnings of librarianship to draw on and apply to contemporary contexts
  • use information technology to provide and store information
  • have an understanding of the New Zealand context and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

PRINZ Members

Holders of the Public Relations Institute’s APR (Accredited in Public Relations) will be cross-credited for 72180 Introduction to Public Relations. If you want to know more:

 

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a broad range of careers including:

  • public relations
  • communication management
  • media relations management
  • change and knowledge management
  • corporate documentation management
  • content management and roles in the field of technical communication.

You will also be prepared for management level positions in a wide variety of library and information services as a librarian, an information specialist, school librarian, reference librarian, corporate librarian or cataloguer.

 

Professional recognition

This qualification is recognised by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) for the purposes of professional registration.

  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    400
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $14,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan