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Tellus II - Physical Geography

  • 12.5 credits

The course is a distance course and deals with the Earth´s shape, mapping- and remote sensing methods and Geographical Information Systems GIS as well as basic cartography.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
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Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Furthermore, it deals with the Quaternary climate development, soil classification, soil genesis and distribution, litho-, bio- and chronostratigraphical analysis methods as well as soil related environmental problems. Also the interaction between soil conditions and biotopes, links between the physical landscape and species distribution as well as biogeography´s application in nature preservation are addressed during the course.

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.

  • Course structure

    IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.  

    • Spring term 2020, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
    • Autumn term 2020, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
    • Spring term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.

    Modules

    • Quaternary Geology, 4.5 credits
    • Biogeography and Soil Science, 4 credits
    • Remote Sensing, GIS and Cartography, 4 credits

    Teaching format

    The course is given only as a distance learning course and the teaching consists of web-based teaching.

    Examiner

    Mattias Winterdahl

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • 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 (Registration questions) 
    Lena Åkerblom
    E-mail: lena.akerblom@natgeo.su.se

    Study counsellor
    Elisabeth Sturesson
    E-mail: elisabeth.sturesson@natgeo.su.se

    Course responsible
    Mattias Winterdahl
    E-mail: mattias.winterdahl@natgeo.su.se