Course detail

Term paper

FP-FpdsPAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course focuses especially on the following topics:
Professionalism, scientific methodology and creativity, structure of the diploma thesis and formal requirements for its layout, information resources and literature quotations, mistakes frequently occurring in elaboration of diploma thesis, working hypotheses, problem-solving methods.
According to the above principles to process the theoretical part diploma thesis.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Having completed the course, students will be able to define a problem, to find, organize and generalize information, to create working hypothesises, to find and use suitable methods for solution to the given problem, and to compose a defence.


Knowledge and utilization of basic intellectual operations.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ČSN ISO 690 Bibliografické citace (v platném znění) (CS)
Dle zaměření DP stanoví vedoucí práce
DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum. 2011.290 s. ISBN 978-80-246-1966-8. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course contains lectures that explain basic principles, problems and methodology of the discipline, and exercises that promote the practical knowledge of the subject presented in the lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The graded course-unit credit is awarded on the following conditions:
Delivery of partial reports, submission and presentation of a study related to the diploma thesis. Final grade reflects timeliness, completeness and the quality of submitted materials.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Topics of seminars are the following:
- Professionalism in life and work
- Basic intellectual operation
- Methodology of creative work
- Searching and processing information
- Formal aspects of complex written
- Literature quotations
- Model structure of diploma thesis
- Formal requirements on diploma thesis and most frequent errors
- Tactics of defence of own opinions
- Practical presentation of diploma thesis study


The main objective of the course is to make students familiar with intellectual work methodology, ways of retrieving, processing and use of information, as well as with the formal aspects of the diploma thesis. It focuses also on mastering basic skills when preparing for, working out and presenting the diploma thesis.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Submitting the requested materials in declared control days.
Absent students have to submit requested materials in an alternative

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-UFRP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer