Geochemistry in the Field and Laboratory

Undergraduate 1st year – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4206
Start Spring term period 2
Language: English and Swedish

This course deals with modern methods used for geochemical investigations in the geosciences. You will learn about different methods for sampling and chemical analysis of gases, water, sediment, soil, and rocks. The course puts emphasis on the quantitative analysis of natural samples using field- and laboratory-based methods. We will cover nutrient, redox, and pH chemistry of aquatic environments, and the analysis of gases in the atmosphere, soil, and sediment. We will also conduct molecular organic chemical analyses of soils and sediments. The course consists of lectures, theoretical exercises, laboratory exercises, and fieldwork.

The Schedule for Spring term 2018 is now available


Course Director
Volker Brüchert , Geological Sciences, photo: Eva DalinVolker Brüchert
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Admission to the course requires knowledge equivalent to 37.5 credits in Geology or Earth Science, where the courses Geology and Geophysics, 15 hp (GG2201) and Basic of geochemistry, 7.5 credits (GG2205), alternative the courses Tellus I – Geology, 15 hp (GG2008) , Tellus II – Geology, 12.5 hp (GG4039), Tellus III – Geology, 2.5 credits (GG4042) and Geochemistry, 7.5 credits (GG2012) are included.


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for Spring term 2018

Course description

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Forms of examination

– Knowledge assessment and examination are in the form of written examinations.
– Grades will be set according to a seven-point scale related to the learning objectives of the course:
A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Adequate
Fx = Fail, some additional work required
F = Fail, much additional work required

The grading criteria will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
– In order to pass the course, students must receive the minimum passing grade E on all course units and
participate in all mandatory instruction.
– Students who receive a failing grade on a regular examination are allowed to retake the examination as long as the course is still provided. The number of examination opportunities is not limited. Other mandatory course elements are equated with examinations. A student who has received a passing grade on an
examination may not retake the examination to attain a higher grade. A student who has failed the same examination twice is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary. Such requests should be made to the department board. The course has at least two examination
sessions per academic year the year of tuition given. Intermediate years are given at least one examination.
– There is no facility to improve the grade Fx to a pass grade in this course.




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