GEO4216 – Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Exams after the reopening
As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
This course deals with advanced sedimentology from a temporal and spatial perspective. Development of sedimentary basins, and their sedimentary infill, with emphasis on depositional processes/environments and resultant stratigraphic architecture.
After taking this course, you will know
- main processes and products in a range of depositional environments
- general principles of sequence stratigraphy and their applications in depositional environments and basin types
- spatial and temporal development in sedimentary basins, with a predictive perspective on determining facies distribution
- seismic expression of various strata and their sequence stratigraphic expression
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
- 5 credits overlap with GEO4220 – Depositional environments and biostratigraphy (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with GEO9220 – Depositional Environments and Stratigraphy (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with GEO4230 – Basin formation and sequence stratigraphy (discontinued).
The teaching consists of 2*2 hours of lectures, and 1*3 hours of practicals every week. Writing of a semester report which has to be passed before the final written exam. This report is evaluated and counts toward the final grade.
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 Students who fail to meet are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
- A written semester report counts 30% towards the final grade.
- The written semester report must be passed before the student can sit for the final exam.
- Final written examination counts 70% towards the final grade.
- Both the written semester report and the final written examination must be passed separately in order to pass the course.
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.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper 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
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass, the original examination.