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Undergraduate 1st year – 15 credits
Course code GG2202
Start Fall term period 1
Language: English
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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 director

Matt O'ReganMatt O'Regan
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm

Admission requirements

Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics D, Physics B and Chemistry B, or equivalent.

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Course schedule & syllabus

Schedule HT19 (updated August 28) PDF icon

Syllabus, valid from Fall 2018 External link icon

Course literatur

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

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

Form of examination

– 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.