Structural geology

IT-distance – 7.5 credits, Course code GG5106
Start Spring term period 1
Language: English

The course provides basic knowledge in structural geology. You will learn how to identify and classify bedrock structures. After a completed course you should be able to measure, calculate and interpret structural data and to describe the deformation history.

There is no fieldwork or excursion included in the distance course.

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Course Director
Uwe Ring, Geological Sciences, Stockholm UniversityUwe Ring 
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in Geology or Geoscience, including the course Geology 30 credits (GG2006), alternatively Tellus I 30 credits (GG2003), Tellus II 22.5 credits (GG4033) och Tellus III 7.5 credits (GG4034).


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Course literature

B. A. van der Pluijm and S. Marshak, 2010
Earth Structure – An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics
WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393117806


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