SOC759 Thesis Writing Seminar

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/4. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Dr. Werner Binder (seminar tutor)
Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Naděžda Johanisová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. Martin Kreidl, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D.
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 and defend it in the current semester. The purpose of the course is to help the student prepare and submit the thesis for defense. To receive a passing grade, each student is expected consult regularly with his or her thesis supervisor and complete work as assigned. Credit is earned for the course only after the student officially submits the full thesis text for defense.
The main objectives of the course can be summarized as follows:
- to develop the theme and structure of the thesis by writing a preliminary thesis proposal
- to acquire necessary resources for research and writing
- to obtain appropriate bibliographic material
- to develop a timetable for researching and writing the thesis
- to provide support for the student's individual writing and assist in preparation of the thesis manuscript
- to officially submit a final, complete thesis according to Department and University norms in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements
  • The student is responsible to agree with a teacher within the Department to serve as thesis supervisor. The student is expected to know and understand the degree requirements, including the formal rules for preparation and submission of the thesis. The student should consult regularly with the thesis supervisor, and make regular progress throughout the semester in producing the thesis. The student is responsible for completing the thesis, according to official rules of contents, formatting, citation, use of sources, language use, etc., by the official deadline.
    required literature
  • American Sociological Association style guide. 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2010. xiv, 114. ISBN 9780912764313. info
    recommended literature
  • The sociology student writer's manual. Edited by William A. Johnson. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. xii, 260. ISBN 0131928511. info
  • SILVERMAN, David. Doing qualitative research : a practical handbook. 1st pub. London: Sage Publications, 2000. xv, 316. ISBN 0761958231. info
  • TURABIAN, Kate L. A manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962. vii, 109 s. info
Teaching methods
The student is responsible to engage in independent research and writing, under the supervision of a thesis supervisor. The student, in cooperation with the supervisor, should identify and obtain appropriate literature. The student is expected to devise a self-directed strategy for completion of the thesis, which may include mutually agreed upon (with the supervisor) deadlines for doing research, analysis, and writing of the manuscript.
Assessment methods
Form of teaching: consultations with supervisor
Requirements: participation in consultations; submission of a final version of the thesis manuscript
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: Výhradně pro zahraniční studenty programů "Sociology" . Just for Sociology students.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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, Autumn 2017.
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