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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 2021-2022





Vekting (SP)


Semester undervisningsstart


Antall semestre






Tilbys av

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources

Learning outcome


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


  • 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.


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

Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
GEO100 Earth, energy and climate, GEO110 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, GEO210 Structural Geology
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Group report 1/1 A - F

The evaluation is based on an individual written assignment at the end of the course counting 100%. 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
Course assessment
Standard UiS procedures
The syllabus can be found in Leganto