RLA19 Master's Thesis Seminar I

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Aleš Chalupa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. David Václavík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Iva Doležalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zuzana Kubovčáková, M.A., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dušan Vávra, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Sedlářová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 12:00–13:40 J507
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
RLA19/LB: No timetable has been entered into IS. L. Bělka
RLA19/JC: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Cigán
RLA19/MF: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Fujda
RLA19/AC: No timetable has been entered into IS. A. Chalupa
RLA19/RK: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Kundt
RLA19/DP: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Papoušek
RLA19/DaV: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Václavík
RLA19/JV: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Valtrová
RLA19/DZ: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Zbíral
RLA19/ID: No timetable has been entered into IS. I. Doležalová
RLA19/ZK: No timetable has been entered into IS. Z. Kubovčáková
RLA19/DuV: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Vávra
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
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;
- will be able to consider possible ethical implications of the master's thesis project and to address them properly in order to receive the compulsory approval of the ethics committee of the Department for the Study of Religions.
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. In the case that the research topic of a particular master's thesis involves research conducted on living subjects (as in field research or experimental research), a consent of the ethical committee of the Department for the Study of Religions must be obtained beforehand. 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 (20%);
(b) Preparation and in time submission of the final version of the master's thesis project and its acceptance by the thesis supervisor (80%);
(c) Approval of the ethical committee of the Department for the Study of Religions with a master's thesis project.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Studenti religionistiky povinně zapisují v 1. semestru studia.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, 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, Autumn 2019.
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