SOC759 Thesis Writing Seminar

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/4. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Martin Kreidl, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Benjamin Jeremiah Vail, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Dr. Werner Binder, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SOC749 Thesis Project &&! NOW ( SOC782 Thesis Writing Seminar )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course is for graduate students who plan to write an MA thesis. To receive a passing grade, students are expected attend consultations regularly and prepare work as assigned.
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to develop the theme and structure of a thesis by writing a preliminary thesis proposal
to find resources for research and writing
to locate appropriate bibliographic material
to develop a timetable for researching and writing the thesis
to support individual writing skills and address weaknesses
  • Introductory meeting focusing on specialisation agreeing a topic
  • Theoretical grounds and concepts
  • Methodology and writing strategy
  • The first chapter
    required literature
  • American sociological association style guide. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2007. xvi, 108. ISBN 9780912764309. info
    recommended literature
  • TURABIAN, Kate L. A manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962. vii, 109 s. info
Assessment methods
Form of teaching: consultations
Requirements: participation in consultations; almost final text of dissertation, see below.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: The course is designed for students of matriculation years lower than 2017/18.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Only for degree-students of "Sociology" and "Cultural Sociology"
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
Requirements and standards to award credits in Thesis Writing Seminar, Master's program in Sociology:
  1. The thesis must be put in the Homework Vault of Thesis Writing Seminar before the deadline stated in the schedule of the Department of sociology. Student submits the thesis in the file under the name of his/her supervisor.
  2. When submitted to the Homework Vault, the thesis must have at least 80 per cent of the overall number of characters.
  3. Please note not only you are required to comply with the minimal percentage of the overall number of characters; moreover, the thesis must be coherent in terms of its content and must include all the chapters as agreed with the supervisor (including the conclusion). It is also expected the research question(s) will already be resolved.
  4. The footnotes may not be completed.
  5. The list of references may not be completed.
  6. Any appendices may not be included.
Once the deadline for submissions is over, the Homework Vault will be closed. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the thesis is submitted in time and in the appropriate folder.
The course is also listed under the following terms 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, Spring 2018.
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