Earth I – Geology

Undergraduate, IT-distance – 15 credits, Course code GG2008
Start Fall/Spring/Summer term period 1
Language: English

The course gives an introduction to planet Earth’s various systems (geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere), Earth’s place in the universe, Earth’s internal structure, plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, natural catastrophes, natural resources, and the evolution of living organisms.

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Course Director
Alasdair Skelton, Geological Sciences, Photo: Eva DalinAlasdair Skelton
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements


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Course literature

Marshak, S., 2014 eller 2015
Earth: Portrait of a Planet – 4th or 5th ed.
International Student Edition
W.W. Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-10: 0-393-11826-6 , 039393750X
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-11826-1, 9780393937503


is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.
Department of Geological Sciences
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46 (0)8 16 20 00 | Web administrator ines.jakobsson[at]
In case of emergency call (08) 16 22 16 or (08) 16 42 00