Tellus III – Geology

Undergraduate (not IT-distance) – 2.5 credits, Course code GG4042 
Start Spring term 2016
Language: English

Practical geoscience with lab and field assignments. Topics covered includes the identification of minerals and rocks, the description and identification of rocks and geological structures in the field, and geological mapping. The course is intended for students who have completed Tellus I – Geology and Tellus II – Geology.

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

Stockholms Universitet
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Earth I – Geology (GG2008) and Tellus II – Geology (GG4039).


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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


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