Sediments and sedimentary rocks

Undergraduate 2nd year – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4120
Start Spring term period 2
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.

Note: the schedule has been updated (March 20)

Course Director
Eve ArnoldEve Arnold
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 30 credits in Geology or Geoscience, Mineralogy and mineral chemistry 7.5 credits (GG4029/GG4037), and Mineralogy and petrology 15 credits (GG4019) or Mineralogy 7.5 hp (GG4141).


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Available only in Swedish.


for VT17 is now available

Note: the schedule has been updated (March 20)

The schedule is also availble in TimeEdit

Course literature

Sam Boggs, 2013
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Pearson New International Edition, 5th Edition
ISBN-13 978-1-292-02128-7, prin

Warning: Make sure to buy the international edition, it should cost about 700 kr. The US/Canadian version could cost twice as much for the same information!
Earlier versions of the book can also be used.


One written exam, lab reports, written summary and oral presentation of an individual project.

See also Syllabus.



Department of Geological Sciences
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