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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.

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%.


    The course consists of the following course units:

    1. Quaternary Geology, 4.5 credits
    2. Biogeography and Soil Science, 4 credits
    3. 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. Instructions are in English.


    Mattias Winterdahl

  • 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

    Study counsellor
    Elisabeth Sturesson

    Course responsible
    Mattias Winterdahl