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Geology and Geophysics

  • 15 credits

This course provides an introduction to geology, the study of planet Earth, and some of the geophysical tools we use to investigate it.

It covers the structure and composition of planet earth, and how it has changed through geologic time. The course includes one international excursion to Scotland, and one excursion within Sweden.
  • Course structure

    Assessment

    Knowledge assessment and examination are in the form of written examinations.

    Grades will be set according to a seven-point scale related to the learning objectives of the course:
    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Adequate
    Fx = Fail, some additional work required
    F = Fail, much additional work required

    The grading criteria will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
    In order to pass the course, students must receive the minimum passing grade E on all course units and participate in all mandatory instruction.

    Students who receive a failing grade on a regular examination are allowed to retake the examination as long as the course is still provided. The number of examination opportunities is not limited. Other mandatory course elements are equated with examinations. A student who has received a passing grade on an
    examination may not retake the examination to attain a higher grade. A student who has failed the same examination twice is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary. Such requests should be made to the department board. The course has at least two examination sessions per academic year the year of tuition given. Intermediate years are given at least one examination.

    There is no facility to improve the grade Fx to a pass grade in this course.

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution 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.

    Marshak, S., 2014 eller 2015
    Earth: Portrait of a Planet – 5th or 6th ed
    International Student Edition
    W.W. Norton & Co Inc
    ISBN: 9780393640311

    Andreásson, Per-Gunnar (Ed.), 2015
    Geobiosfären – en introduktion
    Studentlitteratur
    ISBN10: 9144096399
    ISBN13: 9789144096391

  • Contact

    Matt O'ReganResearch scientist, Sediment physical properties
    Matt O'Regan
    matt.oregan[at]geo.su.se
    +46 (0)8 674 78 57 | Room: R233