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Tellus II - Geology

A course in geology which is intended for students who have read Tellus I – Geology and plan on continuing studying Earth sciences.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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The course is given 100 % by distance and comprises practical assignments about plate tectonics, minerals, rocks, geomorphology and structural geology. The course has an open start and you can read the course at your own pace. Re-exams may be held on campus.

For more information see the course home page at:
www.tellus.geo.su.se

  • Course structure

    Assessment

    Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Sufficient
    Fx = Insufficient
    F = Entirely insufficient

    The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

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

    Recommended:
    A. Ludman, 2015
    Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology
    W.W. Norton
    ISBN: 9780393937916

    Optinal:
    Andreásson, Per-Gunnar (Ed.), 2006
    Geobiosfären – en introduktion
    Studentlitteratur
    ISBN 9789144036700

  • Course reports

    Course evaluations allow the possibility to affect and take responsibility for your own learning and gives important information for our work with pedagogical development.

    It's important that all students complete the course evaluations after each course, it gives the Department the opportunity to improve the courses' quality.

    The course evaluation is composed of a number of questions and specific questions for each course. If you, as a student, want to contribute with more course specific questions you may send them to studies@geo.su.se.

    If you haven't received the course evaluation for your finished course, or if you have other questions regarding course evaluations at IGV please contact studies@geo.su.se.

    Course evaluation = student's review of the course
    Course report = course leader's reflections about the review

  • Contact

    Course director

    Alasdair SkeltonAlasdair Skelton
    Professor of Geochemistry and petrology
    alasdair.skelton@geo.su.se
    +46 (0)8 16 47 50 | Room: R425

     

    Teacher

    Richard GyllencreutzRichard Gyllencreutz
    Senior lecturer, Marine geophysics
    richard.gyllencreutz@geo.su.se
    +46 (0)8 674 75 95 | Room: R221