Czech Literature – Field of study catalogue MU
“Knowledge of mother tongue and literature shapes a culturally literate personality.”
The objective of the doctoral degree study programme in Czech literature is to acquaint students with theoretical concepts and practical skills in the history, theory, and methodology of Czech literature, touching on world literature as well.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- analyse literary texts using a selected theoretical conception
- interpret literary texts of Czech and world literature using relevant theoretical texts
- share the gained experience in the field by way of pedagogical activities, academic lectures, and publications
- work independently on new problems using reliable sources
Graduates will be experts in the field of Czech literature, which will enable them to work in academia in fields focusing on the study or teaching of Czech, or in fields concentrating on literature or language in general and their applications.
The standard duration of studies is eight semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 240 ECTS credits. During the course of their studies, students should follow the study catalogue valid for their year of matriculation. The study catalogues for the individual years of matriculation are available at the faculty website.
Practical training is not an is an obligatory part of the curriculum.
The final state examination is designed as an academic discussion of questions from the field of literary studies. No later than a month before the exam, the candidate delivers a set of five theses to the supervisor. After the supervisor’s approval, at least a week before the exam, the chair of the board of examiners sends the theses to all the examiners. The examination takes place independently of the dissertation defence, always in the examination period, and students must have passed the examination by the end of the six semester of the study programme.
The dissertation defence consists of the supervisor’s presentation of the student, the student’s presentation of the key points of the thesis, the presentation of reviews, the response to reviews, and a discussion. Afterward, the committee votes and assigns a grade.