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Undergraduate 2nd year – 7.5 credits
Course code GG4213
Start Spring term period 2
Language: English
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The course covers large scale structures (folds, shear zones, faults), microstructures, deformation mechanisms, kinematic indicators, tectonics, rock mechanics and the measurement and interpretation of structural data.

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media. As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Course director

Uwe RingUwe Ring
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm

Admission requirements

Admission to the course requires completion of 30 credits in Geology or Earth science, including the course Geology and geophysics 15 credits and Mineralogy and Petrology 7,5 credits, or Tellus I - Geology 15 credits, Tellus II - Geology 12.5 credits, Tellus III - Geology 2.5 credits and Mineralogy and Petrology 7,5 credits, or equivalent.

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Form of examination

Knowledge assessment and examination are in the form of written and oral 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
c. The grading criteria will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
d. In order to pass the course, students must receive the minimum passing grade E on all course units and
participate in all mandatory instruction.
e. 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.
f. There is no facility to improve the grade Fx to a pass grade in this course.