- Knowledge about the structure and history of Earth.
- Knowledge about geological time and geological processes that form the Earth structure.
- Knowledge about elements and processes of subsurface methods to address a wide field of sciences like environment, geology, construction and economic geology.
- Knowledge on different methods that are used to identify rocks, understand the Earth structure and to explore for hydrocarbons.
- Basic knowledce of geoscientific processes related to global warming and climatology
- Be able to identify different types of rocks and minerals.
- Be able to apply basic geologic concepts for the fields of environmental geology, economic geology, geohazards.
- Be able to apply basic knowledge of subsurface analytical methods to a wide field of sciences.
- Background on general geology that can be used as a basis for other areas in geology, engineering, environment, construction and economics.
- Have an understanding of the complexity of geological elements and processes that form the Earth.
- Be able to communicate and explain basic geology.
- Be able to apply several geophysical methods to understand the structure of the subsurface for economic geology, construction science and archeometry.
- General geology
- Evolution of the Earth
- Earth history
- Classification of rocks and minerals
- Petroleum Geosciences
- Introduction to paleontology
- Plate tectonics
- Introduction to structural geology
- Geophysical methods
- Environmental geology
- Climate and paleoclimate
- Global warming
The course includes a field excursion to the Oslo region (2 days).
The excursion is recommended but not mandatory. The total amount of participants is limited. A field guide, which contains exam material, will be provided to all students. A fee has to be paid by excursion participants.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
|Written exam||1/2||4 hours||A - F||Valid calculator. |
|Portfolio Assessment||1/2||A - F|
Both exam and laboratory need to be successfully studied (E) as a minimum requirement.
- Course coordinator
- Udo Zimmermann
- Course teacher
- Dora Luz Marin Restrepo , Guro Laurentze Sætre Skarstein
- Head of Department
- Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
6 hours of lectures per week
2 hours of laboratory practice per week
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2. Fossen, H., 2008. Geologi. Stein, mineraler, fossiler og olje. Fagbokforlaget, Bergen, 169 sider.
Sist oppdatert: 18.09.2019