Course: Diploma Seminar

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Course title Diploma Seminar
Course code KAES/QDS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kopecký Marek, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The seminar is focuses on the data acquisition and data processing expertise with an emphasis on foreign sources, and their subsequent use for their own studies and diploma thesis. Graduates have good theoretical knowledge in the field of data mining. They know to work with literature and literary sources. They know the capabilities of individual databases and their accessibility to the academic and public networks. They know how to use library systems.The seminar graduates have an overview of the sub-sector issues of their thesis. Graduates knowledge summarizes the outcomes of access to the latest knowledge and information in the sphere. Knowledge expands and specializes in other subjects included in the study program, and especially when dealing with the topic of the thesis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
  • Preparation for classes - 25 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Graduates of the course manage to work with professional resources, both printed and basic approaches to Web applications, particularly electronic information resources provided by the JCU.They know how to specify different types of publication output. They have knowledge of citation standards (general rule, branch specific). Student can create a basic publication outputs: journal article, a critical discussion, poster communication. They know the principles for assessment of scientific text.
They have an ability to find, qualified and process information on which they are able to create their own hypotheses and assumptions. They can search for new strategic approaches and solutions and discuss them. They are capable of reasoning in theory lessons learned, including a critical assessment. Students are thinking in context and systematically.
No predispositions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Analysis of the qualification work

Presentation of seminary work.
Recommended literature
  • Brandl Z. Úvod do studia a života na vysoké škole. PřF JU, České Budějovice, 2007..
  • ČSN ISO 690-2. Bibliografické citace. Část 2: Elektronické dokumenty nebo jejich části (účinnost od 1.2.2000).
  • Flegr, J. Pozor, Toxo! aneb Tajná učebnice praktické metodologie vědy.. Praha, 2011.
  • Flegr, J. Praktická metodologie vědy. Přednáška na PřF UK v Praze..
  • Hierhold, E. Rétorika a prezentace.. Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2423-2.
  • Kalač, P. Jak vypracovat diplomovou práci v zemědělských oborech..
  • Klugerová J. a kol. Jak vypracovat Bakalářskou, Diplomovou, rigorózní a disertační práci. Praha, 2008.
  • Plamínek,J. Komunikace a rétorika. Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2706-6.
  • Špačková,A. Moderní rétorika. Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-247-1704-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Ecology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter