FAVMPa020 M.A. Thesis Project I

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Jaromír Blažejovský, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Šárka Gmiterková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radomír D. Kokeš, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Večeřa, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Patrycja Astrid Twardowska
Supplier department: Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
FAVMPa010 M.A. project I
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
Course objectives
Second seminar from the cycle of four seminars (for one-field and major study), or two seminars (for minor study) dedicated to the gradual preparation of the Master's thesis. The aim of the course is to elaborate the first part of the work which usually means a theoretical-methodological and / or historical introduction and / or one model chapter.

Within the framework of the Master's Project II, the student is also required to write an academic review essay on a specialized monograph which is methodologically related to the topic of their work and represents the current state of research in the given field. The selection of the reviewed work and the method of realization are being consulted with the supervisor. In the case of a monograph published in a foreign language, the review is written in Czech or Slovak language, while in the case of monographs published in Czech or Slovak language, the review is written in English, unless the supervisor specifies otherwise. A review of five to ten standard pages (1 page = 1,800 characters) will contain the following basic components: a) an initial brief characterization of the position of the book and its author the field; b) a summary of the conclusions, objectives, hypotheses and main arguments of the book as well as description of its structure; c) capturing positives and substantive controversy with problematic points in specific professional contexts; d) a final assessment of the extent and quality of fulfillment of the initial objectives of the monograph. A review of the foreign publication places the book to the Czech context, while a review of the Czech and Slovak publications assumes readers from the international academic public. The review refers to the original edition, the quality assessment of any translation into another language is not obligatory. Desirable, though not required, is the subsequent publication of a review in Czech, Slovak or foreign periodicals.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have a part of his / her thesis completed and will be able to write a review essay on a contemporary academic monograph.
  • Preparation of the Master's thesis.
  • Preparation and submission of a review essay.
  • Zadává se individuálně dle povahy magisterského projektu.
Teaching methods
Consultations, independent homework.
Assessment methods
The final evaluation will reflect both the assessment of the submitted part of the Master's thesis and the evaluation of the review essay.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Kurs je určen k absolvování ve 2. semestru studia.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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