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Methods in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology

  • 15 credits

In this course you will learn geochronological methods, visualisation of geoscience data and scientific writing and publication.

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.

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You will get an in-depth knowledge in dating methods of importance to Quaternary timescales including radiometric dating, dendrochronology, luminescence dating, cosmogenic radionuclide dating, and tephrochronology. Climate and other geoscience data will be analysed and visualised and you will write a scientific paper where you present the results you have collected during the course. The teaching modules include lectures, practicals, project works, seminars, and exercises.

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate, but it can also be taken as a separate course

  • Course structure

    Modules

    1. Geochronological Methods, 5 credits
    2. Visualisation of Geoscience Data, 4 credits
    3. Scientific Writing and Publication, 6 credits

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, laboratory work, project work, seminars, and exercises.

    Assessment

    For details see syllabus.

    Examiner

    Qiong Zhang

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • 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. 

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

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg
    E-mail: maria.damberg@natgeo.su.se

    Course responsible
    Qiong Zhang
    E-mail: qiong.zhang@natgeo.su.se