Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with (1) 90 credits in earth science, or (2) 90 credits in technology or physics and 30 credits in earth science or Environmental Science. Geomorphology and Surface Processes, 10 credits, or Glaciology and Glacial Landscape Processes, 15 credits, or Hydrological Processes, 15 credits.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Describe the current research front in physical geography and hydrology, based on a review of recent scientific literature.
Critically analyse the conclusions of recent scientific publications in physical geography and hydrology
Summarise the findings of scientific publications by applying the scientific process and critical thinking
The course addresses current and important research in physical geography and hydrology through literature studies and seminars. Some of the research is reviewed by the entire class, while some is reviewed by smaller groups based on the students' specialisation. Documentation of scientific results. Scientific publication and peer review. Issues with plagiarism.
Participation in seminars (2 credits) and the written and oral presentation of liturature studies (3 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.