RLBcKA015 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar II

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Aleš Chalupa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. David Václavík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Iva Doležalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zuzana Kubovčáková, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dušan Vávra, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Ivona Vrzalová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
RLBcKA014 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar 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
The course is focused on the preparation of the final version of the bachelor's thesis project and the resulting official assignment of the bachelor's thesis entered into Masaryk University Information System. In addition to joint seminars devoted to presentations of preliminary versions of bachelor's thesis projects by the students, the course consists of individual consultations of a student with a thesis supervisor according to the student's needs and regarding the level and progress of his/her work. The course focuses on the specification of a research question, formulation of research objectives, description of the state of research and progress in the given area of research and finding a suitable method for research conduction and answering the chosen research questions. The final version of the bachelor's thesis project is the starting point for the preparation of the official bachelor's thesis assignment by the supervisor and serves as a guideline for the future research and writing-up of an advanced version of the bachelor's thesis, which represents an outcome of the follow-up course RLBcA016 (Bachelor Thesis Seminar III).
Learning outcomes
After the successful completion of this course, student:
- will be able to finish a bachelor's thesis project on the obligatory research project form;
- will be able to identify and apply a suitable method or methods for achieving objectives of the proposed bachelor's thesis;
- will have a detailed overview of the state of research in the chosen subject area and of the progress and shifts that have taken place in this area from the beginning of research up to the present;
- will be capable to present, in a clear and comprehensive manner, a bachelor's thesis project at a joint seminar and respond to the critical remarks of the course coordinator and other participants in the seminar;
- will be able to consider possible ethical implications of the bachelor's thesis project and to address them properly in order to receive the obligatory approval of the ethics committee of the Department for the Study of Religions.
Syllabus
  • Joint introductory seminar; presentation of preliminary version of bachelor's thesis project by a student during joint seminars; individual consultations with a thesis supervisor and individual work on the preparation of the final version of the bachelor's thesis project.
Literature
    required literature
  • KUBÁTOVÁ, Helena and Dušan ŠIMEK. Od abstraktu do závěrečné práce : jak napsat diplomovou práci ve společenskovědních a humanitních oborech : praktická příručka. 4., přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2007. 90 s. ISBN 9788024415895. info
  • POKORNÝ, Jiří. Úspěšnost zaručena : jak efektivně zpracovat a obhájit diplomovou práci. Vyd. 1. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2004. 207 s. ISBN 807204348X. info
    recommended literature
  • ECO, Umberto. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Translated by Ivan Seidl. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 8071981737. info
Teaching methods
Individual work of a student on the preparation of the final version of the bachelor's thesis project; presentation of a preliminary version of the bachelor's thesis project at a joint seminar and participation in mutual critical discussions between students, the course coordinator and thesis supervisors.
Assessment methods
Colloquium is awarded by the course coordinator after his/her consultations with a thesis supervisor. In the case that the research topic of a particular bachelor's thesis involves research conducted on living subjects (as in field research or experimental research), a consent of the ethical committee of the Department for the Study of Religions must be obtained beforehand. A student collaborates with his/her thesis supervisor on the preparation of all required documents and information required by the ethical committee.
Conditions for successful course completion of the course:
(a) Presentation of a preliminary version of a bachelor's thesis project at a joint seminar and its defense in a critical discussion (20%);
(b) Preparation and in time submission of the final version of the bachelor's thesis project and its acceptance by the thesis supervisor (80%);
(c) Approval of the ethical committee of the Department for the Study of Religions with a bachelor's thesis project.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
General note: Posluchači religionistiky povinně zapisují ve 5. semestru studia.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 6 hod./sem. + tutorial 14 hod.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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