Topics on Geosciences (GEO560)

This course covers a special topic in Geosciences, e.g. Sedimontology-Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry. The topic is taught by an international instructor, during a period of one week. The evaluation is based on a course project.


Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts

Course code

GEO560

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

5

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Content

The course content is in a relevant topic of geosciences and of importance for the study program in geosciences engineering. The course is taught by a visiting scientist from another university/research institute in Europe. The course aims to strengthen the basic background in geosciences. The content may include one or more of the following topics:

- Sedimentology

- Structural geology

- Geophysics

- Geochemistry

- Earth systems and climate

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • Deepening of knowledge and understanding in an area of geosciences that is of relevance for the program and for the working environment.

Skills:

  • To be able to apply the knowledge gained in the course to geosciences problems, courses, the thesis project, and working practices.

General competence:

  • To communicate to geoscientists and engineers the relevance of the course topics in solving multidisciplinary problems in geosciences.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Recommended prerequisites

GEO100 Earth, Energy and Climate, GEO110 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, GEO210 Structural Geology

Exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written report 1/1 1 Weeks Letter grades

The evaluation is based on an individual written assignment at the end of the course counting 100% of the final grade. The visiting lecturer will define the assignment's duration before the semester starts. This assignment is of higher level than the corresponding assignment for the GEO230 Bachelor course.There is no final exam for this course. If a student wants to improve the grade, s/he must take the course over again.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Lisa Jean Watson

Head of Department:

Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

The course will be taught as an intensive course with a duration of one week. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to participate in the lectures as the course will require practical work and discussions in the classroom. These are essential for completing the assignment at the end of the course.

Open for

Single Course Admission to PhD-courses Energy, Reservoir and Earth Sciences - Master of Science Degree Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.

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