Lectures and exercises
A lecture is a form of instruction in which the teacher presents theory to the students. A lecture is typically held at only one time for all students in the course in large lecture halls (most commonly D1, D2 and D3).
Lectures are generally optional and public (i.e. open to non-students).
Exercises (seminar), on the other hand, serve to increase student involvement and practice. There are several exercises or seminar groups for the course, so that one practitioner works with a smaller group of students.
Exercises are generally compulsory and non-public.
Most courses in the first semester have both a lecture and a practicum. Students practice the theory from the lectures in small groups.
For more details on the forms of teaching, see MU Study and Examination Regulations, Article 9.
Choice of tutorial or seminar
During the Enrolment period, students sign up for exercises (seminars). Since attendance is compulsory (usually one or two absences are allowed), the student must choose a practicum so that it does not conflict with anything in his/her schedule.
According to the new
SaZŘ Article 9, paragraph 6 (as of 1 September 2017), a minimum of one unexcused absence is allowed at the exercises.
The teacher may set looser rules. It is also possible, for example, to replace participation in one seminar group with participation in another group (covering identical material) after agreement with the teacher.