Our introductory/evening courses

Our evening courses are prepared with the lifelong learner in mind. A lifelong learner can be anyone, regardless of age, gender and work situation.

If you want to learn more about an old interest, stimulate your mind or learn something new and interesting, one of our popular evening courses is the answer. Most of the courses also give you the opportunity to explore geological wonders around the world together with fellow lifelong learners during field trips.
gammal ek

Age of the Earth deals with human ideas about the age of the earth from Aristotle's time to today.

Note! This course is given in Swedish.

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The rapidity of ongoing global warming will be viewed in the context of geological time. Geological climate change solutions (e.g. carbon capture storage) will also be covered in the course. Course participants will learn about some of the latest research on climate which is being done at Stockholm University.

Course includes a field trip.

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Deserts are not just sand and extreme heat, they are also occur in polar areas.

Here you'll learn why deserts are formed, the desert landscape geological evolution and how animals and plants adapt to these environments.

Note! This course is given in Swedish but some lectures will be in English.

Course includes a field trip.

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toy dinosaurs

This course is intended for those who want a deeper knowledge of the origin of the dinosaurs, their development, rise and success during the Mesozoic, their extinction at the Cretaceous/Tertiary period and their surviving relatives the birds.

Note! This course is given in Swedish.

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Photo: Anja-Verena Mudring
Photo: Anja-Verena Mudring

Discovery of the elements deals with the history behind the discoveries of several elements (e.g. lithium, yttrium and ytterbium) near Stockholm (Ytterby, Utö) with a focus on the geological conditions for the occurrences of these elements and how they were separated.

Note! This course is given in Swedish.

Course includes a field trip.

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This course covers Earth structure, plate tectonics, faults, earthquakes and natural hazards coupled with earthquakes (e.g. tsunamis, landslides and volcanic eruptions). The course includes a one day excursion to Iceland, on the boundary between the Eurasian and North American plates.

Note! This course is given in Swedish.

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How and why are new species formed? And why do other species become extinct? Ever since Darwin formulated his ideas scientists have tried to explain this.

Note! This course is given in Swedish.

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The course offers an introduction to different circulation patterns, sediment types, environments and organisms in the World oceans and seas. Included is a field trip with Stockholm University's Research Vessel (RV) Electra to demonstrate geophysical mapping as well geologic (sediment) and oceanographic (water) sampling.

Course includes a field trip with Research Vessel Electra.

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The course is intended for those who want a deeper understanding of volcanism and volcanoes, where and why they exist, how different types of volcanic eruptions go to, why do some volcanoes are explosive while others slowly pumps up the hot magma.

Note! This course is given in Swedish.

Course includes a field trip.

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