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Postgraduate course

Pyrenean tectonics and sedimentology field course

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeGEOV362
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian
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Semester of Instruction

Every second spring, even number years. This is a course with limited capacity.

Objectives and Content

The course gives a basic introduction to field geological methods in sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy in an area with excellent exposures. The methods are demonstrated for different tectonic regimes and sedimentary environments, for the latter both in Quaternary and pre-Quaternary successions. The structural geological part focuses on fold- and thrust structures and strike-faults at small and large scale. Students work in groups with the task to describe and interpret rocks with regards to sedimentary processes, paleo-environment and structural style and history.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course GEOV362 the student should be able to

- demonstrate basic knowledge in field geological methods in structural geology and sedimentology

- describe and analyse a sedimentary succession with focus on interpretation of depositional processes and environments

- describe and analyse rocks with focus on kinematics and structural geological history

- discuss basin history with background in structural geological and sedimentological interpretations

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor¿s degree in geology or equivalent.

Grading Scale

Passed / failed. No grading.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Approved assignment

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.11.2017