RLMgA019 Master's Thesis Seminar II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Tomáš Glomb, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Aleš Chalupa, Ph.D. (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)
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Dr. phil. Anna Michalík Kvíčalová, MA (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Kundtová Klocová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Lang, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michaela Ondrašinová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, 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
Timetable
Thu 18:00–19:40 J507
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
RLMgA019/LB: No timetable has been entered into IS. L. Bělka
RLMgA019/JC: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Cigán
RLMgA019/MF: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Fujda
RLMgA019/TG: No timetable has been entered into IS. T. Glomb
RLMgA019/AC: No timetable has been entered into IS. A. Chalupa
RLMgA019/RK: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Kundt
RLMgA019/EKK: No timetable has been entered into IS. E. Kundtová Klocová
RLMgA019/ML: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Lang
RLMgA019/AMK: No timetable has been entered into IS. A. Michalík Kvíčalová
RLMgA019/DP: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Papoušek
RLMgA019/DaV: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Václavík
RLMgA019/JV: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Valtrová
RLMgA019/DZ: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Zbíral
RLMgA019/ID: No timetable has been entered into IS. I. Doležalová
RLMgA019/ZK: No timetable has been entered into IS. Z. Kubovčáková
RLMgA019/DuV: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Vávra
RLMgA019/MO: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Ondrašinová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
RLMgA018 Master'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 master's thesis project and the resulting official assignment of the master's thesis entered into Masaryk University Information System. In addition to joint seminars devoted to presentations of preliminary versions of master's thesis projects by the students, the course consists of individual consultations of the student with the 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 master's thesis project is the starting point for the preparation of the official master's thesis assignment by the supervisor and serves as a guideline for the future research and writing-up the master's thesis.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to:
  • finalize the master's thesis project on the obligatory research project form;
  • identify and apply a suitable method or methods for achieving objectives of the proposed master's thesis;
  • present an overview of the state of research in the chosen subject area;
  • present, in a clear and comprehensive manner, a master's thesis project at a joint seminar and respond to the critical remarks of the course coordinator and other participants in the seminar;
  • consider possible ethical implications of the master's thesis project and address them properly in order to receive, if needed, the approval of the ethics committee of the Department for the Study of Religions.
  • Syllabus
    • Joint introductory seminar
    • Presentation of preliminary version of master's thesis project by the student during joint seminars
    • Individual consultations with a thesis supervisor and individual work on the preparation of the final version of the master'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 the student on the preparation of the final version of the master's thesis project; presentation of a preliminary version of the master'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 master's thesis involves research conducted on living subjects (as in field research or experimental research), previous consent of the ethical committee of the Department for the Study of Religions is required. The student collaborates with his/her thesis supervisor on the preparation of all documents and information required by the ethical committee.
    Conditions for successful course completion of the course:
    (a) Presentation of a preliminary version of a master'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 master'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 the master's thesis project.
    Language of instruction
    Czech
    Follow-Up Courses
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course is taught each semester.
    General note: Studenti religionistiky povinně zapisují v 2. semestru studia.
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
    • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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