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Geology of the Arctic 7.5 credits

Geologi i Arktis
Second cycle, O7024K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Ore Geology
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography

Entry requirements

90 credits in geoscience, or equivalent. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English B/6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The goal is for the student to after completed course be able to 1) explain the main geological models for regional tectonic evolution of the Fennoscandian Shield, and other Arctic regions, and 2) apply these models to interpret the secular and spatial distribution of mineral deposits in the region, and 3) communicate geological information in a  scientifically correct way, through oral presentation.

Geological framework for how mineral deposits are distributed in Arctic Fennoscandia, Greenland, Siberia/Kola and North America.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is given as a series of lectures, in combination with seminars. The lectures shall provide the regional scale geology  and important ore deposits of the Arctic to give the students a theoretical basis for being able to describe the geology of the Arctic. The seminars give the students the possibility to implement the knowledge from the lectures on a certain area and to deepen their knowledge on specific topics. The seminars will cover the different geographic areas of the Arctic and will be conducted as individual presentations on specific related topics on each sub-area. The students practice scientific communication of Arctic geology through oral presentations during seminars.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The ability to describe the regional geology and ore deposits of the Arctic is assessed with oral seminar presentations and a written exam. Pass grades on all mandatory seminars and the exam are necessary to demonstrate the individual achievement of the course aims. The development towards the achievement of these aims is continuously monitored through the seminars, throughout the course. Binary grading (pass/fail) is applied for the seminars.

Tobias Bauer

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1
Boyd, R., Bjerkgård, T., Nordahl, B., Schiellerup, H. (eds.), 2016. Mineral Resources in the Arctic. Geological Survey of Norway Special Publication. 1st edition, 486 pp.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 55.50MandatoryA21
0002SeminarsU G#2.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Jun 2021