AJ19800 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Ing. Stephen Atalebe (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dominika Dovčíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Katarína Havranová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Anna Mikyšková (seminar tutor)
Abigail Mokra, M.A. et M.A. (seminar tutor)
Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Šmardová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Šplíchalová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ19800/01: Thu 12:00–13:40 VP, J. Smith
AJ19800/03: Thu 16:00–17:40 VP, J. Smith
AJ19800/04: Wed 14:00–15:40 VP, J. Smith
AJ19800/05: Thu 10:00–11:40 VP, J. Smith
AJ19800/06: Wed 12:00–13:40 VP, J. Smith
AJ19800/07: Tue 10:00–11:40 VP, except Tue 26. 11. ; and Tue 26. 11. 10:00–11:40 L33, D. Dovčíková
AJ19800/08: Tue 15. 10. 8:00–9:40 G13, Tue 29. 10. 8:00–9:40 G13, Tue 12. 11. 8:00–9:40 G13, Tue 26. 11. 8:00–9:40 G13, Tue 3. 12. 8:00–9:40 G13, D. Dovčíková
AJ19800/09: Tue 1. 10. to Fri 20. 12. each even Tuesday 8:00–9:40 K23, J. Smith
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AJ11010 Practical English Exam && ( AJ19000 Introduction to Translation || NOW ( AJ19000 Introduction to Translation ) ) && ( AJ09999 Qualifying Examination || AJ01002 Practical English II ) && ! NOW ( AJ19850 Bachelor’s Thesis )
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 course prepares students for writing their final theses. AS OF FALL TERM 2014, IT IS NO LONGER OFFERED ONLINE but involves biweekly meetings in small seminar groups. The syllabus below provides a rough guide to topics covered, but details, sequencing and specific assignments are worked out individually within each group. Contact the course professor for further information.
  • 1.Thesis topic, supervisor, and schedule.
  • 2.Topic description, two ro three research questions, and research strategy description.
  • 3.Preliminary list of primary sources
  • 4.Preliminary list of secondary sources (books, articles, chapters, online journals, etc.
  • 5.Annotated bibliography of ten principal sources.
  • 6.Information bank.
  • 7.Thesis Proposal.
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Sixth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. xviii, 272. ISBN 9781433805622. info
  • GIBALDI, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003. xviii, 361. ISBN 0873529863. 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
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, František DANEŠ and Jindra SVĚTLÁ. Jak napsat odborný text. Vydání první. Praha: Leda, 1999. 255 stran. ISBN 8085927691. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
  • TURABIAN, Kate L. A manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962. vii, 109 s. info
Teaching methods
Small-group seminars.
Assessment methods
Based on completion of assignments specific to the seminar group.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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