FF FDCELIkSZJ The Historic Languages of the Czech Lands
Name in Czech: Zemské jazyky
doctoral combined specialized
Included in the programme: FF D-CELI_ Czech Literature

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The state exam is comprised of an oral exam, as well as of the defence of the dissertation thesis. A public event, it is held in front of a comission composed of experts in the given specialty. The topics that are covered by the oral exam are based around five academic theses, which the PhD student has submitted to their supervisor for approval in advance (these are sent to the rest of the commission members by the commission chairperson no later than a week prior to the state exam). At the state exam, the ability of reasoning in terms of literary theory is tested, as well as the PhD student’s argumentation skills in regards to two theses chosen by the commission themselves (theses are chosen by the commission members in the PhD student’s absence). The exam takes the form of a discussion.
In the introduction to the defense, the supervisor shall introduce the candidate.The candidate shall then introduce the present to the main theses of their work, and the thesis reports are presented.
In the discussion that follows, the PhD student shall respond to the opinions of both the supervisor and the reviewers, as well as to the commission members’ questions.

Topics of specialization for the state doctoral exam:
specialization Medieval Studies:
- texto-critical approaches to Medieval manuscripts;
- main features of Medieval literatures.

Requirements of the study

Pivotal part of students’ responsibilities on the PhD studies in Czech Literature is the preparation and work on the student’s dissertation thesis, which is defined as a coherent academic study based on the student’s authentic research.
The student’s required activities are laid out in the individual study plan. They comprise the compulsory courses, as well as student’s own creative work and the presentation whereof – in the course of the studies, active participation in at least two academic conferences and publication of one study in an academic journal, is required. Other academic activities at the department may take the form of teaching, editing work, cooperation in organizing conferences, for instance, etc.
Another part of the studies is a study stay at a foreign university or another research institution abroad, which can be chosen by the student in relation to their dissertation topic, and the possibilities for consultation with foreign experts in the field, or study of relevant academic literature. The stay abroad should have the total duration of three months (it can be scheduled in smaller intervals of time and realized with different institutions, if needed). Part-time students can choose shorter study stays.
The compulsory courses of the PhD study can be separated into four types:
Courses directly related to the regular completion of the study – Research and Study I, II, and III (CLDS_a09, a10, a11), Doctoral Dissertation Thesis (CLDS_a02), Doctoral Thesis (CLDS_a01), and Doctoral Exam (CLDS_a03).
The next type of compulsory subjects is focused on the student’s academic preparation – Writing Seminar I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII (CLDS_a17-24), Conference Presentation I and II (CLDS_a04, CLDS_a05), Essay in Professional Periodicals (CLDS_a07), Review in Professional Periodicals (CLDS_a08) and Internships Abroad I (CLDS_a13).
Part of the field of Medieval Studie are also the specialty subjects of Textual Criticism I and II (LMD_001, LMD_002).
The required course package also comprises the courses of the faculty basis – Philosophy for PhD students I (PHDZ1), as well as foreign languages according to the student’s choice (CJV_D_A, CJV_D_F, CJV_D_N, CJV_D_R), or the subject Foreign Language – publication and presentation in a foreign language (CLDS_a40).
Moreover, PhD students are required to acquire 60 credits from the category of the so-called compulsory-optional courses – Old Czech (CJDSM001), Czech Medieval Literature (CLDS_a33), Medieval Latin (LMD_003), Latin Medieval Literature (LMD_004), Medieval German (NJDS_001), German Medieval Literature (NJDS_002).
It is possible to acquire the remaining number of credits from other optional course packages following a consult with the supervisor.

Suggestion of theses topics and the topics of defended theses

Chosen dissertation topics:
Tomáš Štítný and the Vernacularisation of Religious Thinking.
Chosen writings by Jan Hus in Czech and Latin.
Chosen Chapters from Vagantes’ Poetry – in Czech, German, Latin, Makaronic.
Tkadleček and Ackermann aus Böhmen – the Medieval dispute.
Prokopské legends in Czech and Latin.


Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CLDS_a01Doctoral Theses M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.30 8-
FF:CLDS_a02Doctoral Dissertation Thesis M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.5 8-
FF:CLDS_a03Doctoral Exam M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.10 7-
FF:CLDS_a04Conference Presentation I Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.5 4-
FF:CLDS_a07Essay in Professional Periodicals Z. Fišerk 0/0/0 blok.10 7-
FF:CLDS_a09Research and study I M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.10 1-
FF:CLDS_a10Research and study II H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 2-
FF:CLDS_a11Research and study III H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 3-
FF:CLDS_a13Internships Abroad I Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.15 5-
FF:CLDS_a17Writing Seminar I M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.5 1-
FF:CLDS_a18Writing Seminar II M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.5 2-
FF:CLDS_a19Writing Seminar III H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 3-
FF:CLDS_a20Writing Seminar IV H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 4-
FF:CLDS_a21Writing Seminar V H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 5-
FF:CLDS_a22Writing Seminar VI H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 6-
FF:CLDS_a23Writing Seminar VII H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 7-
FF:CLDS_a24Writing Seminar VIII H. Bočkováz 0/0/0 blok.5 8-
FF:PHDZ1Philosophy for doctoral studies 1 J. Krobz 0/0/0 4x2 hodiny.10 4-
145 credits

Povinné specializační předměty

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:LMD_001Textual Criticism I P. Kosekk 0/0/015 1-
FF:LMD_002Textual Criticism II P. Mutlovák 0/0/015 2-
30 credits

Selective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJDSM001Old Czech P. Kosekz 1/0/0 probíhá formou blokových přednášek.15 4-
FF:CLDS_a33Czech Medieval Literature H. Bočkovák 0/0/0 blok.15 5-
FF:LMD_003Medieval Latin P. Mutlovák 0/0/0 blok.15 4-
FF:LMD_004Medieval Latin Literature J. Nechutovák 0/0/0 blok.15 5-
FF:NJDS_001German Language in the Middle Ages S. Stanovskák 0/0/0 blok.15 4-
FF:NJDS_002Medieval German Literature S. Stanovskák 0/0/0 blok.15 5-
90 credits

Optional courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJDSL001Corpus linguistics K. Osolsoběz 1/0/0 probíhá formou blokových přednášek.15 --
FF:CLDS_a06Conference Presentation III Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
FF:CLDS_a08Review in Professional Periodicals Z. Fišerk 0/0/0 blok.10 --
FF:CLDS_a14Internships Abroad II Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
FF:CLDS_a15Internships Abroad III Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
FF:CLDS_a16Internships Abroad IV Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
FF:CLDS_a28Theories of Translation for PhD Z. Fišerzk 0/0/0 blok.10 --
FF:CLDS_a30Writing Seminar M. Soleiman pour Hashemiz 0/0/0 blok.20 --
FF:CLDS_a34Parallels of Early Modern Period M. Soleiman pour Hashemizk 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:CLDS_a35Pedagogical Activity I M. Soleiman pour Hashemik 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:CLDS_a36Pedagogical Activity II M. Soleiman pour Hashemik 0/0/0 blok.15 --
FF:CLDS_a41Conference Presentation in a Foreign Language Z. Fišerk 0/0/215 --
FF:PHDZ2Philosophy for doctoral studies 2 J. Krobk 0/0/0 3x2 hodiny za semestr.10 --
145 credits

Povinné předměty – cizí jazyk

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:CJV_D_AEnglish for Doctoral Studies J. Lennonzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CLDS_a40Conference Presentation in a Foreign Language Z. Fišerz 0/0/0 blok.5 --
FF:CJV_D_FFrench for Doctoral Studies L. Václavíkzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_NGerman for Doctoral Studies P. Chládkovázk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_RRussian for PhD Studies - C1 M. Ševečkovázk 0/0/05 --
25 credits