GEO1110 – Earth Processes
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This subject looks at how the Earth’s inner and outer forces affect and develop the Earth’s surface and landforms, form minerals, rocks and sediments, and interact with the biosphere and form fossils. The course builds on GEO1100 – Evolution of the Earth, and provides the foundation for further studies within geology and geography.
After taking this course you will be able to:
- recognise common minerals, rocks, deposits and fossils and to relate them to formation processes and environments
- understand how geological processes form the landscape on the Earth’s surface
- use digital maps and satellite imagery in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and carry out simple spatial analyses
- know about, and use, different kinds of thematic maps for solving simple geological problems
- observe and collect basic geological data in the field
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Special admission requirements
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
- Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- 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 (in Norwegian).
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course includes a compulsory field course and excursions. A health and safety course for safety in the field must be passed before you can go on these.
- 5 credits overlap with GEO1010 – Physical geography (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with GEO1020 – Geological processes and materials (discontinued).
2 double hours of lectures and 2 hours of compulsory excercises per week.
Up to 6 days with compulsory day-excursions and field course. A field report from the field course has to be written and approved in order to sit the final written examination.
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 Student administration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
- Exercises, home assignments and field report must all have been approved before the final examination.
- Two part exams count for 30%.
- Final written examination (3 hours) counts for 70%.
- All the component parts have to be passed in order to pass the subject.
Examination support material
No examination support materials is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in Norwegian. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or 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.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: