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Master of Arts in Information Science (Revised in 2016)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Master of Information Science (Information Science)
Short name : M.I.S. (Information Science)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Master of Information Science in Information Science (Revised in 2016) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and theories in the field of Information Science and other related sciences. Be able to apply knowledge to work and solve problems in the information profession.
(2) Have advanced research knowledge and ability, and the development of new knowledge in Information Science with research process.
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3) Be able to apply Information Science knowledge to manage things effectively.
(4) Have ability to think, analyze, synthesize, communicate, use information technology, and modern management that will lead to the development of knowledge.
(5) Have morality and both academic and professional ethics.


3. CURRICULUM AND TYPE OF PROGRAM

Total credit of study is 39 credits consisting of:

Category Credits
Plan A1 Plan A2 Plan B
Mandatory course 3 21 21
Elective course
      - Non-credit course
      - Credit course

-
-

-
6

-
12
Thesis 39 12 -
Independent Study - - 6
Total 39 39 39

 

The program is a Special Project. The Special Project's classes are taught on Weekends.

A1 = Research based
A2 = Reseach + Coursework
B = Independent study + Coursework


4. COURSES

For Plan A1

Mandatory Courses

Plan A1 students are required to take and pass the following non-credit course.

 

Credits

 412703 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE

3 (3-0-6)

Thesis Courses

 

Credits

412898 THESIS

39

 

For Plan A2 and Plan B

Mandatory Courses

Plan A2 students are required to take and pass the following credit courses for 21 credits.

 

Credits

**412703 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE
**412711 ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT FOR INFORMATION PROFESSION
**412721 DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION
412722 INFORMATION ACCESS AND TOOLS
**412731 INFORMATION SERVICES MANAGEMENT
**412891 THEORIES FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH
**412892 SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Elective Courses
Students are required to take the following courses to enhance their knowledge, abilities, and skills in the field of Information Science according to students' interest, and to help support their conducting of Thesis or Independent Study. Plan A2 students are required to take the following elective courses or additional courses offered later for a minimum of 6 credits. Plan B students are required to take for no less than 12 credits from the following courses or additional courses offered later .

 

Credits

412704 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONS
**412712 RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT
**412713 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
**412724 WEB DATA MANAGEMENT
**412725 DIGITAL LIBRARIES
*412732 MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY TEACHING
**412733 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Thesis Courses
The Thesis course aims for students to research on their topic of interest to acquire skills to enhance knowledge and experience in research studies in the field of Information Science. According to the standard criteria for graduate programs of the university, Plan A1 and A2 students are required to take the designated thesis course.

 

Credits

**412898 THESIS
**412899 THESIS

36
12

Independent Study Course
The Independent Study course aims for students to have extensive knowledge and experience in their topic of interest which they can apply it with their career. According to the standard criteria for graduate programs, Plan B students are required to take the following Independent Study course.

 

Credits

**412897 INDEPENDENT STUDY

6


Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: * = New course, ** = Revised course
Note 3: Not counted = Non-credit courses must be registered as 'AU' (Auditing)
Note 4: Thesis / Independent Study courses must be registered as 'SU' (Satisfied-Unstatisfied)


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2 Type B
412703 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE
412721 DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION
412891 THEORIES FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH
412898 THESIS
412704 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONS                                                          
3 (Not counted)
-
-
12
3
3
3
3
-
3
3
3
3
-
-
Total 15 12 12
Cumulative credits 12 12 12

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2 Type B

412711 ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT FOR INFORMATION PROFESSION
412722 INFORMATION ACCESS AND TOOLS
412731 INFORMATION SERVICES MANAGEMENT
412892 SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH
412898 THESIS

-
-
-
-
12
3
3
3
3
-
3
3
3
3
-
Total 12 12 12
Cumulative credits 24 24 24

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2 Type B
412898 THESIS
412899 THESIS
412XXX ELECTIVE COURSE                                                                          
12
-
-
-
9
3
-
-
9
Total 12 12 9
Cumulative credits 36 36 33

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2 Type B
412898 THESIS
412897 INDEPENDENT STUDY
412899 THESIS                                                                                              
3
-
-
-
-
3
-
6
-
Total 3 3 6
Cumulative credits 39 39 39

6. QUALIFICATION

Hold a Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study.


7. PROGRAM CHAIR

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kanyarat Kwiecien kandad@kku.ac.th

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