TIM_BK_015 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Martin Flašar, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Jitka Leflíková
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 150 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/150, only registered: 0/150, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/150
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this seminar is to prepare, support and control the process of developing a bachelor's diploma thesis. Students will practice the core competencies required in writing academic papers, such as rules of structured, critical and methodologically based thinking, quotation and referencing rules, and work with resources.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course student will be able of:
- Critical thinking within relevant discourse;
- Formulate academic text in accordance with formal requirements.
  • - From topic to resources and back – formulation of topic.
  • - State of research, context reconstruction – primary sources, literature, sources of information.
  • - Ad fontes - critique of resources.
  • - A brief recapitulation of methodology.
  • - What to do with the read text? Working with information - from knowledge to thinking and back.
  • - Economy of student‘s time.
  • - Discussion of the themes of the thesis.
  • - Discussion over annotations and resources.
    required literature
  • ECO, Umberto a Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7.
  • KUBÁTOVÁ, Helena a 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.
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga a Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách: několik zásad pro začátečníky. [Brno: Masarykova univerzita. Středisko pro pomoc studentům se specifickými nároky, 2010]. Dostupné také z: https://www.teiresias.mun
Teaching methods
Seminar, practise in academic writing.
Assessment methods
- Min. 75% attendance.
- Submission of obligatory requisites by the end of the semester:
1. Subject of the thesis - corresponding to the topic personally consulted with the supervisor.
2. Annotation - equal to the text inserted into the IS MUNI by the supervisor.
3. Subject matter - the student is required to defend the topic's choice, its relevance and necessity in the discourse. The object of research is to be understood as a problem to be solved, not as a mere subject of a description.
4. State of research - the basic assumption is the mapping of the field of discourse that already exists over the chosen topic. It assumes previous study of all relevant resources.
5. Methodology - students will introduce and explain the methods chosen for the research, including their systematic classification. 6. Goal of the thesis - to be able to follow clear arguments and verify the conclusions of the work.
7. Sources and literature - this section lists all sources (printed, electronic, interviews, AV resources, etc.). It is primarily assumed the choice of academic resources.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 80 hodin výuky/semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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