Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Bachelor Seminar
Course code:BS
Course title in language of instruction:Bakalářský seminář
Course title in Czech:Bakalářský seminář
Course title in English:Bachelor Seminar
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, period A 2/1, period B 0/0; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FBE
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Radim Farana, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Jitka Kominácká, Ph.D. (examiner)
Prerequisites:not Final Bachelor Exam and (Computer Technology and Algorithms I or Computer Technology and Algorithms I)
Aims of the course:The course aims at setting-up the theme of bachelor thesis in cooperation with the supervisor and to prepare the formal assignment of bachelor thesis for approval by the head of department and by dean. Lectures are focused to basic principles of thesis writing.
Course contents:
1.Bachelor thesis writing, consultations with supervisor, thesis topic preparation (allowance 0/0)
2.Recommended structure of thesis, scientific methodology (allowance 14/0)
3.Principles of typography (allowance 0/7)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to work independently
-designing and managing projects
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-student is able structure correctly the wide-ranging scientific text
-student is able to set up the aim and appropriate methodology of thesis
-student knows the typographic rules and other principles of graphical layout of thesis
-student obtains knowledge of the process of preparing the scientific text

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Credit awarded by thesis supervisor. Student has to prepare the intent of the thesis including the aim specification, discuss it with the supervisor. After approval of official assignment and delivering part of the thesis the credit is awarded by the supervisor.
Course can be studied during the study placement.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture14 h0 h
     practice7 h0 h
     consultation2 h16 h
     elaboration and execution of projects33 h40 h
Total56 h56 h

Basic reading list
  • RYBIČKA, J. -- ČAČKOVÁ, P. -- PŘICHYSTAL, J. Průvodce tvorbou dokumentů. 1st ed. Bučovice: Martin Stříž, 2011. 224 p. ISBN 978-80-87106-43-3.
  • GERŠLOVÁ, J. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. 1st ed. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2009. 148 p. ISBN 978-80-7431-002-7.
  • BAILEY, S. Academic writing: a handbook for international students. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2006. 260 p. ISBN 0-415-38419-2.
  • The essentials of academic writing. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 347 p. ISBN 0-618-21599-9.
Recommended reading list
  • ECO, U. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. V Olomouci: Votobia, 1997. 271 p. Velká řada / Votobia ;. ISBN 80-7198-173-7.
  • VÁVROVÁ, H. -- MIKAN, P. -- SYNEK, M. Jak psát bakalářské, diplomové, doktorské a jiné písemné práce. Praha: Oeconomica, 2011. 70 p. ISBN 978-80-245-1819-0.
  • Dle tématu a doporučení vedoucího práce