Tellus II - Geology
12.5 credits cr.
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A course in geology which is intended for students who have read Tellus I – Geology and plan on continuing studying Earth sciences.
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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.
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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 literatureNote 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
A. Ludman, 2015
Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology
Andreásson, Per-Gunnar (Ed.), 2006
Geobiosfären – en introduktion
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Professor of Geochemistry and petrology
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Senior lecturer, Marine geophysics
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