Tellus II – Geology

Undergraduate, IT-distance – 12.5 credits, Course code GG4039
Start Fall/Spring term period 1
Language: Swedish and English

A course in geology which is intended for students who have read Tellus I – Geology and plan on continuing studying Earth sciences. The course is given 100 % by distance and comprises practical assignments about plate tectonics, minerals, rocks, geomorphology and structural geology. The course has an open start and you can read the course at your own pace. Re-exams may be held on campus.

Course page 


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

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Earth I - Geology (GG2008).


Please apply at: 



Course literature

Marshak, S., 2014 or 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

Andreásson, Per-Gunnar (Ed.), 2006
Geobiosfären – en introduktion
ISBN 9789144036700


Examination 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