AJ34350 Doctoral Exam

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
prof. Mgr. Milada Franková, CSc., M.A. (lecturer)
doc. Michael Matthew Kaylor, PhD. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
The prerequisites are: 1) the successful completion of all mandatory courses 2) the successful completion of the required number of elective courses 3) the required number of credits for the whole program (240).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The doctoral exam tests both the theoretical awareness of the students and their knowledge of the literature in question.
Learning outcomes
The doctoral exam tests both the theoretical awareness of the students and their knowledge of the literature in question.
Syllabus
  • The doctoral exam consists of three thematic areas. Upon agreement with the supervisor and chair of the examining committee, the candidate will study:
  • a) one topic from a specified traditional area (writing, criticism, literary periods, literary movements, genres)
  • b) one topic relating to the basic methodological approaches (ethnic, gender, queer, postcolonial, regionalist etc.)
  • c) one topic from a selected major cultural area (British and Irish Literature and Culture, North American Literature and Culture, Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture, Literature and Culture of other Anglophone Countries).
  • The purpose of the exam is to verify that the applicants have adequate overall knowledge of the field in question and have the requisite theoretical awareness.
  • The members of the committee test the ability of critical reflection and application of acquired knowledge and professional approaches, both in regard to the examinee's own research and in a wider cultural context.
Literature
  • Due to the specific nature of the subject no mandatory reading is required.
Teaching methods
Oral exam based on a set of three questions. Each response starts with an opening statement by the student, followed by a discussion of the student with the committee members in each question.
Assessment methods
The committee decides on the student's passing or failing in a secret vote. The grade is subsequently agreed upon in a debate of the committee.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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