DU2200 Thesis Seminar I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
doc. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur es Lettres (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Jakubec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Ladislav Kesner, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radka Nokkala Miltová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Alena Pomajzlová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Suchánek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Suchánek, Ph.D.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - 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.
Fields of study 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.
Syllabus
  • 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.
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 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. 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;
(b) Preparation and in time submission of the final version of the master's thesis project and its acceptance by the thesis supervisor
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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