GEO1020 - Geological processes and materials

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Course content

This course gives an introduction to geology. Emphasis is placed on geological processes, materials and geological maps. The course comprises all physical, chemical and biological processes responsible for shaping and changing our planet.

Learning outcome

You will obtain basic knowledge in geology as a basis for further studies in geosciences

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

One of these:

  • Mathematics R1
  • Mathematics (S1+S2)

And and in addition one of these:

  • Mathematics (R1+R2)
  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

The following course must be taken before the field trip/excursion in GEO1020:

For students taking GEO1020 Autumn 2013 or later, to have GEO1020 included in your degree you must first pass the following HSE courses:

For further information se website for transitional arrangements between old and new HSE courses.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

2 double hours of lectures per week. 2 hours lab per week and 3-4 days in the field.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: studieinfo@geo.uio.no

To attend the field trip/excursion  it is required that the following course is passed:

You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0504 when you attend the field trip/excursion.

General information about excursions at the Department of geosciences

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.

Examination

Up to 3 course assignments, essays, presentations or part exams count for 30% of the final grade. Written final exam (4 hours) counts for 70% of final grade.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

This course was periodic evaluated in spring 2013 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Every spring

The subject will be taught for the last time spring 2017.

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian