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GEO230_1

Basic topics on Geosciences

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This course covers a special topic in Geosciences, e.g. Sedimontology-Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry. The topic is taught by an international instructor, during a period of one week. The evaluation is based on a course project.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
  • Deepening of knowledge and understanding in an area of geosciences that is of relevance for the program and for the working environment.

Skills:
  • To be able to apply the knowledge gained in the course to geosciences problems, courses, the thesis project, and working practices.

General competence:
  • To communicate to geoscientists and engineers the relevance of the course topics in solving multidisciplinary problems in geosciences.

Contents

The course content is in a relevant topic of geosciences and of importance for the study program in geosciences engineering. The course is taught by a visiting scientist from another university/research institute in Europe. The course aims to strengthen the basic background in geosciences. The content may include one or more of the following topics:
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Earth systems and climate

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Group report1/1 A - F
The evaluation is based on a 100% group project, which will be defined by the visiting lecturer before the semester starts.
There is no final exam for this course. If a student wants to improve the grade, s/he must take the course over again.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Nestor Fernando Cardozo Diaz
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

The course will be taught as an intensive course with a duration of one week. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to participate in the lectures as the course will require practical work and discussions in the classroom. These are essential for completing the course project.

Course assessment

Standard UiS procedures

Literature

To be provided by the lecturer by the start of the semester


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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