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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Course
GVG300
Bachelor’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11417
Tuition
Full education cost: 15 250 SEK
First payment: 15 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

In this course, you will learn

  • to define, explain and distinguish basic sedimentological properties that influence or have been influenced by sedimentary processes: fluid properties, flow velocity, particle size, orientation of grain, geochemistry of depositional environments, etc.
  • to define, explain and distinguish basic processes in sedimentology: e.g. erosion, weathering, transport and sedimentation.
  • basic stratigraphy and stratigraphic nomenclature such as lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and sequencestratigraphy.
  • to identify, explain and illustrate different depositional environments (delta, flood plain, alluvial fan, reef, etc.) as well as typical characteristics for these.
  • to plan and carry out field work.
  • to log and measure paleo flows in sedimentary sequences and in the lab.
  • to carry out sediment analyses (for example dry and wet stratification, grain size analysis and pipette spreading).
  • to apply a scientific approach (e.g. sedimentological, stratigraphic and geochronological) to gain knowledge about geoscientific problems, and to gain an increased understanding of sedimentology and stratigraphy as well as the most important dating methods for further studies in geology.

Teaching

The teaching includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • laboratory exercises
  • field exercises.

The course includes an excursion to Fjärås and an excursion with overnight stay to the island of Bornholm.

Language of instruction: English.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

  For admission to the course, at least 60 credits in the main field of Earth Sciences or Marine Science is required. Students with equivalent education can, after review and approval, be given access to the course. 

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

Facilities

This course is given at the Earth Science Centre, Guldhedsgatan 5.

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