POLb1012 Diploma Seminar for Bachelor Thesis

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Stanislav Balík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jiří Baroš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Dufek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Otto Eibl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miloš Gregor, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jan Holzer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Roman Chytilek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Lukáš Linek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Michal Mochťak, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Michal Pink, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Anna Shavit, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LL.M. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Peter Spáč, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Věra Stojarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Maxmilián Strmiska, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Šedo, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Šmíd, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Voda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Vodová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Bc. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
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Students enrol this course in their last intended term before they sit for final exam. Defence of the thesis is a part of the exam.
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
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Course objectives
The student’s task is to conduct independent research under the guidance of their supervisor in their chosen field of study.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students will analyze the results of this research and prepare the presentation of the research. They will compose an academic text, according to the length and formal standards common in their field (incl. structure of the thesis, abstract, key words, format, citation standard and list of references and bibliography). This involves the following specific outcomes:

- Defining a specific research topic in their field
- Organizing, designing, and managing independently conducted research
- Collecting and recording data
- Analyzing and interpreting the data
- Relating the data analysis to social science theory
- Composing an academic text meeting the theoretical, methodological and formal standards in their field
- Preparing to defend their thesis
  • This course takes the form of individual consultations of students’ theses with their supervisors.
  • 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
  • ECO, Umberto and Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. info
Teaching methods
The student participates in individual consultations with the supervisor in all stages of thesis preparation, writing, and completion.
Assessment methods
This course takes the form of individual consultations of students’ theses with their supervisors. It concludes with a credit granted by the supervisor on the basis of the evaluation of the text uploaded in the File Depository of the Diploma Thesis Seminar. The course can be successfuly passed in the regular term after the text was uploaded in the File Depository in accordance with the deadline set by the Department`s schedule. In case it is uploaded after this deadline (ar by the end of the examination period by latest), the course can be passed in the resit.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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