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Glaciers and High Mountain Environments

  • 7.5 credits

You will learn about those processes and landforms that shape our high mountain environment. The course consists of two parts:

1. Theory with letures, exercises, and reports (distance learning). Also includes reading of course literature in preparation of the field component.

2. A field component at the Tarfala Research Station, Kebnekaise (July 29 - August 9), with excursions, field exercises, and group projects involving the collection and analysis of field data.

Please note that the field course involves long hikes and work during sometimes difficult mountain weather conditions.

The course is given in English. The course fee is about 2700 SEK plus traveling expenses.

Further course information will appear soon on this page. Until then, information can be found on the department website.
  • Course structure

    You will learn about those processes and landforms that shape our high mountain environment. The course consists of two parts:

    1. Theory with letures, exercises, and reports (distance learning). Also includes reading of course literature in preparation of the field component.
    2. A field component at the Tarfala Research Station, Kebnekaise (August 12 to August 22), with excursions, field exercises, and group projects involving the collection and analysis of field data.​

    Modules

    The course consists of the following course units:

    1. Theory, 3 credits
    2. Field course, 4.5 credits

    Teaching format

    Please note that the field course involves long hikes and work during sometimes difficult mountain weather conditions.

    The course include teaching in the field, which entail additional cost for the student.

    The course is given in English.

    Examiner

    Arjen Stroeven

  • Contact

    Student office (Registration)
    Kerstin Hörnby
    E-mail: kerstin.hornby@natgeo.su.se

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

    Course responsible
    Arjen Stroeven
    E-mail: arjen.stroeven@natgeo.su.se