Tellus I - Physical Geography
Tellus I – Physical Geography, 15 credits is a basic distance course in Earth sciences.
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The course deals with hydrology, mass movements, rivers and flooding, oceans, coast lines, groundwater, the atmosphere and climate, arid regions, geomorphology, Quaternary geology and global changes.
The course is a component of the Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, Distance Learning, 180 credits and it can also be taken as an individual course.
IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.
- Autumn term 2020, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
- Spring term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
- Summer term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 100%.
- Autumn term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
- Spring term 2022, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
- Hydrological Cycle, Mass Movements, Running Water, Oceans and Coasts, Groundwater, 6 credits
- Climate, Arid Landscapes, Glaciers and Ice Ages, 6 credits
- Project, 3 credits
The course is given only as a distance learning course and the teaching consists of web-based teaching and independent project work.
For details see syllabus.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Marshak, S., 2018: Earth: Portrait of a Planet. 6:e upplagan. W.W. Norton & Company. Inc. ISBN 9780393640311.
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