Course: Diploma Thesis - Seminar

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Course title Diploma Thesis - Seminar
Course code KBD/QDS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Slábová Markéta, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to scientific work - What is science, how to recognize scientific work, methodology of science 2. Diploma thesis assignment, requirements, content and requisites, method of elaboration 3. Literary research information sources, obtaining and sorting information, citation, writing a professional text 4. Searching for information using Internet databases 5. Data acquisition and analysis, interpretation of results 6. Completion of the work, writing procedure, content of individual parts, thesis, evaluation of the work 7. Presentation and defense course of defense, creation of presentation and principles of presentation 8. - 12. Elaboration and analysis of submitted individual works

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Blended learning, Flipped classroom
  • Class attendance - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 35 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 34 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The seminar is aimed at acquiring and processing data for student´s thesis. Students have an ability to find and process information on which base they are able to create their own hypotheses and assumptions. They can search for new strategic approaches and solutions. They are capable to explain cognition which they have learned in theory lessons. They can think systemically.Students are able to debate a factual-based discussion. They know the basic principles of communication skills and principles of discussion.
Graduates of the course are able to work with professional resources, both printed and basic approaches to Web applications. Particularly electronic information resources which are provided by the JCU. They know the use of citation standards, control and use the principles of citation ethics.
No predispositions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Analysis of the qualification work, Seminar work, Self-reflection, Interim evaluation

1. Search for key resources on the topic assigned by the DP 2. Elaboration of a short literary search from found sources 3. Processing of own data into table and graph, its description and interpretation 4. Presentation of BP in PowerPoint and discussion with the audience
Recommended literature
  • Brandl Z. Úvod do studia a života na vysoké škole. PřF JU, České Budějovice, 2007..
  • 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..
  • Plamínek,J. Komunikace a rétorika. Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2706-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter