Covid 19: The School of Information and Communication Studies plans for Trimester 1, 2021

Head of School
 
 
Dear Students,
 
I am very pleased to welcome you and wish you a happy, productive, creative and healthy new academic year on behalf of myself and all my colleagues at the School of Information and Communication Studies. After 18 months of online teaching, we look forward to welcoming you to the campus. However, as we still experience the effects of the pandemic, precautions and safety measures are still in place. We continue to follow national guidelines and we may need to revise our teaching plans accordingly. We hope that you can work with us in providing a safe environment for all by following instructions on hygiene, face coverings, and social distancing. 
 
Detailed information on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and modules is found below. For some of our postgraduate programmes, teaching will be blended, hyflex or online in the first three weeks. As always, module coordinators, programme directors, the School manager and myself are all available to answer questions and offer any help needed.
 
My colleagues and I are looking forward to meeting you in person.
 
Best wishes,
Professor Eugenia Siapera, Head of School.

Postgraduate students, please find information here about the School's plan for teaching, learning and assessment during the Autumn Trimester.

Undergraduate students, please find information on Teaching arrangements - Trimester 1 for incoming and current students

Timetables for our programmes:

MLIS 
MSC Info Sys FT
MSc Digital Info FT
MSc Communication & Media FT
MSc Digital Policy FT  

Teaching plan for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students:

Undergraduate: The table below represents the current plan for the delivery of School of Information & Communication Studies Undergraduate Modules

IS10010  Information and Social Media 10 online lectures and 4 face to face tutorials
IS10050  Digital Judgement: Truth, Lies, & the Internet  10 online lectures and 3 face to face tutorials
IS20010  Digicomp 10 online lectures
IS20020  Information Modelling 10 face to face lectures (with 1/3 of class attending each week) and live streaming/recording
IS20130  Social Studies of ICTs  10 lectures and 3 face to face tutorials
IS30020  Web Publishing 10 online lectures and 4 optional face to face Q&A sessions
IS30050  Information Architecture: Designing the Web 10 online lectures and 2 optional face to face Q&A sessions
IS30380  Digital Storytelling 10 online lectures and 6 face to face meetings (2 F2F meetings for 3xgroups <50)

Postgraduate: The table below represents the current plan for the delivery of School of Information & Communication Studies Postgraduate Modules.

IS40530  Information & Reference Services   10 online lectures
IS40570  Children & Youth Information Services 10 online lectures
IS40610  UXD: User-Centered Design 10 online lectures
IS40630  Digital Curation: Core Concepts 7 online lectures/group sessions and 3 face to face tutorials
IS40730  Quantitative Data Analysis 10 online lectures
IS40740  Data Investigation & Storytelling  7 online and 3 face to face classes
IS40820  Research Theory and Practice 7 online and 3 face to face classes
IS40840  Data & Society 10 online lectures
IS40880  Communication Theory 5 face to face classes (subject to numbers <50) and 5 online
IS40910  Digital Policy  5 face to face lectures and 5 online
IS40600  Foundations of Information Studies  10 weeks of face to face classes (subject to numbers <50); streamed and recorded for online students