FSS:SOC749 Thesis Project - Course Information
SOC749 Thesis ProjectFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- Dr. Werner Binder (seminar tutor)
Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Ing. Radim Marada, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Csaba Szaló, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. PhDr. Tomáš Katrňák, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
- Students enroll in this course one semester before they intend to sit for the state exam and defend their thesis (typically, in the 3rd semester of their studies).
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- Cultural Sociology (Eng.) (programme FSS, N-SO)
- Sociology (Eng.) (programme FSS, N-SO)
- International Joint Master's Degree in Cultural Sociology (programme FSS, N-SO)
- Course objectives
- The student's task is to prepare a detailed proposal of the thesis, including a specific research design. It is appropriate to begin outlining and writing the thesis.
- Learning outcomes
- After completing the course, a student will be able to:
-Choose and develop an appropriate Master's thesis topic
-Engage with relevant academic literature on the student's chosen topic
-Design a thesis project that is methodologically feasible and manageable to complete in one semester
- The course is fulfilled and credits earned when the student completes independent work under the supervision of the thesis supervisor. The student should fulfill several tasks during the semester, including:
- - Find a teacher who will serve as thesis supervisor
- - Consult regularly with the supervisor to begin preparing thesis materials
- - Do research and writing related to the thesis
- - Create a bibliography of sources used
- - Create a detailed outline of the thesis contents
- - Begin to write the thesis
- A successful thesis project:
- - Articulates the objectives of the thesis work
- - States the research question(s)
- - Explains the significance and contribution of the research
- - Specifies and justifies the methodology of conducting the research and analysis
- - Explains how the project relates to previous research by others
- To pass the course, students must demonstrate to the supervisor that they have fulfilled the following work expectations:
- HOURS OF WORK
- - In-person consultations with the supervisor (about 5 hours)
- - Research (about 20 hours)
- - Reading (about 190 hours)
- - Writing the project text (approximately 35 hours)
- Total: about 250 hours
- Read a minimum of 600-800 pages of literature (including data sources, documents, theory materials, etc.)
- American Sociological Association style guide. 5th ed. American Sociological Association, 2014. xiv, 122. ISBN 9780912764214. info
- STERN, Linda. What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. 1st ed. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2007. vi, 74. ISBN 0321446895. info
- ZINSSER, William. On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction. 30th anniversary ed., 7th ed. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. xiii, 321. ISBN 0060891548. info
- The sociology student writer's manual. Edited by William A. Johnson. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. xii, 260. ISBN 0131928511. info
- FOWLER, Henry Ramsey. The little, brown handbook. Edited by Jane E. Aaron - Daniel Anderson. 8th ed. New York: Longman, 2000. xxviii, 96. ISBN 0-321-07507-2. info
- Teaching methods
- The intended outcome of this course is practical preparation by the student for completing the thesis in the following semester. This is achieved through independent reading, research, and writing and in consultation with the student's thesis supervisor.
- Assessment methods
- The supervisor should make an assessment whether the student has fulfilled the tasks expected to be completed during the semester. Credit is granted on a pass/fail basis.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Only for degree students of "Sociology" or "Cultural Sociology" programs
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses