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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.

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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:

  • Course structure


    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 director

    Alasdair Skelton
    Professor of Geochemistry and petrology
    +46 (0)76 770 76 99 | Room: R425


    Richard Gyllencreutz
    Senior lecturer, Marine geophysics
    +46 (0)8 674 75 95 | Room: R221

  • 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 – 7th ed eller tidigare upplaga
    International Student Edition
    W.W. Norton & Co Inc
    ISBN: 9780393882766

    Andreásson, Per-Gunnar (Ed.), 2006
    Geobiosfären – en introduktion
    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

    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

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

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