Sediment petrology

IT-distance – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4144
Start Fall/Spring term period 1
Language: English

The course concerns the identification and classification of sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes and environments, and the relationship between sedimentary rocks and plate tectonics.

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Course Director
Eve ArnoldEve Arnold
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in Geology or Geoscience, where the courses Tellus I (GG2003) and Tellus II (GG4033), alternatively Geology 30 credits (GG2006) must be included, and 7.5 credits in Mineralogy (GG4002/GG4016/GG4029/GG4037/GG4141).


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The course is to a 100% a distant learning course. You may start anytime and follow the course in your own pace. No specific schedule is therefore provided.

Course literature

Blatt, H. Tracy, R., Owens, 2005
Petrology, Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic, 3rd Rev. Ed., Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 9780716737438


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