NGEA09039U  The Evolving Lithosphere

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc Programme in Geology and Geoscience
Content

Lithosphere formation, secular evolution of lithosphere, tectonic processes in the lithosphere, importance of the lithosphere for retention of natural resources, geophysical methods used for imaging the lithosphere, methods for modelling processes related to the lithosphere.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge:

  • Lithosphere formation and secular evolution
  • tectonic processes in the lithosphere
  • importance of the lithosphere for retention of natural resources
  • geophysical methods used for imaging the lithosphere
  • methods for modelling processes related to the lithosphere


Skills:

  • Identification of key features of the lithosphere
  • Modeling of lithospheric processes
  • Identification of methods for imagining the lithospheric structure


Competences:

  • Upon completion of the course, students should show understanding of :
  • processes that form and develop the lithosphere
  • formation and retention of mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the Earth
  • geophysical methods for studies of structure and processes in the lithosphere
  • Scientific reporting
BSc in Geology and Geoscience or equivalent
Lectures, theoretical exercises and student talks.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutter
Oral exam without preparation
Exam registration requirements
A written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week.
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
several internal censors
Criteria for exam assesment

See descrption of learning outcome

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Colloquia
  • 21
  • Preparation
  • 150
  • Total
  • 206