D_AJ_2 English 2 for Doctoral Students

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Trávníková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Trávníková, Ph.D.
Language Centre Faculty of Social Studies Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Hana Hoblová
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Social Studies Division - Language Centre
( FAKULTA ( FSS ))&&( TYP_STUDIA ( D ))&&! OBOR ( PLA )&&! OBOR ( MVA )&&! OBOR ( EVSA )&&! OBOR ( HEA )&&(! OBOR ( SOA )&&! OBOR ( SPA )&&! OBOR ( PSOA )&&! OBOR ( PSSA )&&! OBOR ( PSVA ))
The student should have a CEFR (Common European Framework Reference for Languages) C1 level of English language competence (in writing) to obtain recognition for this course code.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The AIM of this course is to verify that the student has at least a CEFR C1 level of English in ACADEMIC WRITING.
  • This is a COURSE CODE meant ONLY for RECOGNITION of LANGUAGE LEVEL. The student may choose one of the forms described in the ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA (see the section below) to fulfill the WRITING part).
  • There is NO class participation component.
  • GRAFF, Gerald and Cathy BIRKENSTEIN. "They say/I say" : the moves that matter in academic writing. Fourth edition. New York: W. W. Norton & company, 2018. xxiii, 328. ISBN 9780393631678. info
  • LANHAM, Richard A. Revising prose. Fifth edition. New York: Pearson, Longman, 2007. x, 166. ISBN 0321441699. info
  • BECKER, Howard S. and Pamela RICHARDS. Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xiv, 197. ISBN 9780226041322. info
  • LIPSON, Charles. How to write a BA thesis : a practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. 402 p. ISBN 0226481263. info
Teaching methods
There are self-study materials, a bibliography and instructions for the student to consult.
Assessment methods
This WRITTEN PART of the exam can take one of the following forms (for which the student will submit):

A) an EXTENDED ABSTRACT whereby the original text should be 500-800 words long (without citations) and respect the following structure: •1) theme related to specialization •2) current state (of the research) and statement of limitations •3) methodology •4) results •5) discussion •6) bibliography

B) the THESIS of the dissertation or a related PROJECT (depending on the phase of study) in the length of 1000-1500 words and following this structure: •1) theme, defining the limits of the issue and key concepts •2) theoretical background •3) summary of the current state of knowledge/research
•4) methodology •5) preliminary results •6) expected or final results •7) discussion •8) bibliography

C) an ACADEMIC PAPER written by the student for publication in an academic journal

D) proof of MASTER'S STUDIES in English
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019.
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