GEO-3113 Field course in exogene geology - 5 ECTS
Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a program of study of at least three years, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other program for basis of admission.
Application code: 9371.
The student has
- knowledge about how to do fieldwork and acquire data by studying sediments or consolidated sediments.
- an understanding of how the distribution of wave energy may effect clast size and shap, and beach morphology.
- an understanding of the distribution of deglacial and postglacial sediments in a fjord-valley system.
- an understanding of how various sand-silt sediment facies and architectural elements may be related to and explained by a fjord-valley infill model.
- an overview of the Precambrian geology of the world-famous Bigganjar¿ga locality (Varanger), and knowledge about the arguments both for the favored tillite interpretation and alternative views.
- knowledge of the various Precambrian depositional environments represented along the Varanger coast, and how to study and interpret them in the field.
The student can
- identify and map various glacial and postglacial sediments in the field.
- make a plan for mapping of glacial/postglacial deposits, and reconstruct the deglaciation and sedimentation history.
- apply the understanding of sedimentary processes and depositional products to interpret and discuss alternative depositional models.
- analyze sedimentary facies and architecture, and distinguish between sediments deposited in a wide range of depositional environments.
The student can
- collect and apply various data to better understand sedimentary geological systems.
- analyze sedimentological data and discuss alternative models in a team.
- develop models and interpretations based on own observations and data in combination with conceptual models from the literature.
- solve problems analytically and efficiently in written English, and present research results orally in plenum.
This course is open for inbound exchange students.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT
Field reports and group presentations. In total, this counts 100 % of the final grade.
Grading scale: Pass/fail. Students that do not pass the exam will have the opportunity to hand in revised field reports.
Compulsory learning activities
Approval of training in health, safety, and environment prior to the field course and excursion. This includes the use of helmets, high-visibility safety vests etc., and the use of geological equipment (e.g., hammer, spade, scraper, magnifier) in the field. Participation in the field course/excursion is mandatory.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 5
- Course code: GEO-3113
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for geovitenskap
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