Syllabus for Field Course in Earth Science

Fältkurs i geovetenskap

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV031
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science G2F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-03-12
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2009-03-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 44, 2011
  • Entry requirements: Sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeobiology (10 credits) and Structural geology and ground stability (10 credits)
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completing this course the student should be able to

  • identify, classify and analyse field data that are relevant to one or several of the major scientific areas in Earth Science

  • link these data to appropriate environments of earth Science

  • collect relevant data in the field

  • treat and interpret such data, and present analyses to potential employers or in scientific contexts


Mapping or equivalent field work in an environment appropriate for the main scientific field chosen by the student. Compilation of maps, eventual profiles and interpretations in a report. Training in communication is an integrated part of the course.


Lectures and practicals. Participation in the practicals is compulsory.


Approved report with maps, diagrams and description/interpretation.

Other directives

The field course will cause costs for travel and accommodation for the student. A students who is not willing to attend will be offered alternative instruction/content.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.