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Tectonics

The course covers Earth structure and plate tectonics at an advanced level. This includes divergent, convergent and strike-slip tectonics. Both experimentation and writing of a scientific article are part of this course.

crack on the land scape done by an earthquake

Course period spring 2021: The course is read entirely by distance and at a pace that suits you. After you have been formally accepted, you will receive a welcome letter with specific information about deadlines (incorrect study period in the right column).

For more information see the course webpage.

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.

    B. A. van der Pluijm and S. Marshak, 2010
    Earth Structure – An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics
    WW Norton & Co
    ISBN: 9780393117806

  • Contact

    Professor of Geochemistry and petrology
    Alasdair Skelton
    alasdair.skelton@geo.su.se
    +46 (0)76 770 76 99 | Room: R425