Dissertation topic discussion
FaVU-3PODPAcad. year: 2020/2021
Dissertation discussion (or discussion) is submitted in two printed copies AND a PDF format the length of which is 20–30 normal pages (min. 6000 words) in Czech, Slovak, or English. The discussion includes primarily a critically evaluated state of knowledge in the given dissertaion topic, the definition of the assumed objectives of the dissertation, the characteristics of the chosen reserach methods and the summary of the results the doctoral student has hitherto accomplished. Relevant information about the proposed body of artworks (their form, concept) or about the proposed exhibition, curatorial project or other similar activities which will constitute the creative practice part of the dissertation form a part of the submitted discussion.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The ability to formulate the dissertation project in a written form.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Dle zaměření studenta v doktorském stupni studia.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Mentor-student one-on-one tutorials on the dissertation topic.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
Mandatory parts of the discussion:
1. Title - Czech (Slovak) AND English
2. A list of keywords - Czech (Slovak) AND English
3. Disseration abstract - Czech (Slovak) AND English
4. Dissertation objectives - Czech (Slovak) OR English
5. Applied research methods characteristics - Czech (Slovak) OR English
6. Evaluation of the state of knowledge in the field so far - Czech (Slovak) OR English
7. A list of bibliography and resources - Czech (Slovak) OR English
The course represents a mandatory basis for discussion during the state doctoral exam which focuses on the dissertation topic.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Non-letter grade. The studetn fills in the Doctoral State Exam Application Form, prints it (double-side), signs, and submits it at the studies department alongside with the mandatory attachments by the date stated in the study schedule for the corresponding academic year at the latest. By signing the form as well, the mentor testifies that the discussion meets all formal criteria and that the student has met all her requirements as they are entered in the information system.
Classification of course in study plans
Type of course unit
6 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
13 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
eLearning: currently opened course