Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
From a geological perspective, we may consider the Earth¿s outer part to be made up of isolated entities with dynamically active perimeters and large relative horizontal movements. The course presents an introduction to the physical criteria used to define the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the plates and how we can directly measure plate surface motion today and in the geologic past. The course describes the most important geological processes taking part in the three principal types of plate boundaries and demonstrates the connection to large scale geological structures below the oceans and dynamics of mountain building on the continents.
After completion of the course GEOV210, the student should be able to:
- describe the characteristics of a geological plate
- explain the methods which are used to document relative plate motion
- describe the most important geological processes at the plate boundaries
- analyse large scale geological events such as rifting of continents and formation of mountain chains in light of plate tectonic movements.
Required Previous Knowledge
Principles of geology and physics of the earth.
Forms of Assessment
Written, 4 hours
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Student adviser, Department of Earth Science, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline