AJ29800 Master's Thesis Seminar I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Filip Krajník, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D. (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
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
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course prepares students for writing their final theses. It takes the form of an electronic course. The students work independently in the course, studying the methodology of research, the principles of academic writing, and the formal aspects of writing a thesis. They are asked to submit assignments in an electronic form, to contribute to discussions and to take short tests. The assignments represent preparatory steps to writing the final thesis (delimitation of the topic, compiling working bibliography, collecting material).
  • 1.Preliminary thesis proposal.
  • 2.Primary materials.
  • 3.Secondary materials
  • 4.Framing texts with annotations.
  • 5.Information bank.
  • 6.Final thesis proposal.
  • How to write a thesis. Edited by Rowena Murray. 3rd ed. Maidenhead, England: McGraw Hill, 2011. xviii, 325. ISBN 9780335244294. info
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Sixth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. xviii, 272. ISBN 9781433805622. info
  • BUI, Yvonne N. How to write a master's thesis. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2009. xviii, 300. ISBN 9781412957106. info
  • CLARK, Irene L. Writing the successful thesis and dissertation : entering the conversation. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2007. xxvi, 212. ISBN 9780131735330. info
  • GIBALDI, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 5th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1999. xviii, 332. ISBN 0-87352-975-8. info
Teaching methods
The course makes use of the methods of e-learning. Students work independently on assignments listed in the syllabus of the course and upload them into the electronic course. They process primary and secondary sources. The assignments take the form of exercises in reading and critical analysis of scholarly texts, in preparing materials for analysis, in editorial work and in the use of different editorial styles.
Assessment methods
A fully on-line course. The credits are awarded for handing in all assignments in the course.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
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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Teacher's information
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.
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