GEOG2012 - Field Course in Physical Geography


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This field course provides an advanced presentation of landforms and surface processes in arctic and alpine environments, current research questions in these areas, and an introduction to relevant field methods and technology.

Learning outcome

By the end of the term students will:
- be able to develop a research project that falls under one or more sub-disciplines of physical geography and determine the type of data and methods required to test their hypotheses;
- be able to follow their research plans and collect geographical data during a compulsory, 3-day field trip;
- process and analyze data and write a technical report summarizing findings;
- be able to identify common slope, marine, coastal, fluvial, glacial, and periglacial landforms and sediments, and related geomorphological processes in a field setting.

By the end of the term, students will:
- have introductory knowledge of and competence using state-of-the-art tools and technology to capture and process various geographic field data in terrestrial, aquatic, and/or marine environments;
- be able to collect sediment and water samples for subsequent lab analyses and make detailed observations and measurements in a field setting.

Personal and professional development:
- Students will work in teams to develop research questions, conduct fieldwork, analyse data, and present their results in written and oral forms.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 8 hours lectures before and after the 4-day field course in the Oppdal area (Trondheim area first day; 3 days in Oppdal). Up to 8 hours seminars.

Please note that mandatory activities and lectures will start prior to the registration deadline.

Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See for the most recent information on the courses not offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semester and 10 August in the autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory attendance at pre-field lectures, fieldwork preparation, 4 days fieldwork and post-fieldwork seminars.
  • Group work; poster and oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and passed in order to be eligible to take the exam.

The examination consists of a written exam (worth 100% of the final grade).

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

GEOG1005/1014 - Earth`s Natural Environment or equivalent.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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