GEO4840 - Tectonics
The first part of the course consists of lectures giving a systematic overview of continental rifts, oceanic spreading centers, transform faults, subduction zones and orogenic belts. The tectonic processes characterizing these geotectonic environments and in particular their significance for basin formation, deformation, metamorphism and generation of magma will be in focus in this part of the course. The second part of the course concentrates on the tectonic evolution of a region. This part will largely be covered by student seminar presentations. The seminars also serve as preparation for a field course with excursions and exercises.
You gain an overview of different plate tectonic environments, and their evolution in time and space.
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Formal prerequisite knowledgeNo obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with GEO9840 - Tectonics.
2 hours lectures and 2 hours seminars/exercises pr. week. Presentations by students. Field course (mapping and excursion) 10 days.
Seminar report (counts 1/3), reports from field exercises and excursions (counts 1/3), final written exam (3 hours) (counts 1/3).
In this course exam papers are only written in English.
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.
External auditor: Per Terje Osmundsen
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