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Tellus I - Physical Geography

Tellus I – Physical Geography, 15 credits is a basic distance course in Earth sciences.

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 and it can also be taken as an individual course.

IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.

Enrollment key for Moodle will be sent to your student e-mail! Before the course starts, you will receive an e-mail from us with information about roll call, registration, schedule, course literature, etc. Be sure to check your email (also look in the spam filter).

Desert area in Namibia. Photo Steffen Holzkämper.
Desert area in Namibia. Photo Steffen Holzkämper.
  • Course structure

    • Summer term 2022, IT-distance, Study tempo 100%
    • Autumn term 2022, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%
    • Spring term 2023, 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

    Teaching format

    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. 


    Margareta Hansson

  • Course literature

    Note 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.

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. If you have not received information about registration you can contact the student office directly. 

    Student office
    Lena Åkerblom

    Study counsellor
    Elisabeth Sturesson

    Course responsible
    Margareta Hansson