FF:RLA18 Non-Diploma Thesis Seminar - Course Information
RLA18 Non-Diploma Thesis SeminarFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Aleš Chalupa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
- doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Šárka Londa Vondráčková
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
- Mon 17:30–19:05 pracovna
- 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 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 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 of an advanced version of the master's thesis.
- Learning outcomes
- After the successful completion of this course, student:
- will be able to finalize a master'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 master'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 master'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 master's thesis project and to address them properly in order to receive the compulsory approval of the ethics committee of the Department for the Study of Religions.
- Joint introductory seminar; presentation of preliminary version of master'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 master's thesis project.
- 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 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), 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 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 a master's thesis project.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught each semester.
General note: Studenti religionistiky zapisují nejpozději ve 3. semestru studia.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses