GEOG3514 - Slope Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

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

Course content

The course teaches processes and process systems that contribute to material transport by rapid and slow mass wasting on slopes, and hence a long-term landscape development. The course focuses on cold climates, and on the interplay between the different processes operating on slopes in such invironments and the framework conditions set by the cold climate, such as permafrost and seasonal frost. Examples on system response on climate change will be given. The course will have a specific focus on the contested age and origin of the Norwegian mountain landscape.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course provides an understanding of slope systems, and a comprehensive evaluation of different forms of material transport and their significance in the development of landscapes in cool and cold regions.
Skills: The candidate will be able to critically review scientific articles within the selected topics, and to pinpoint their relevance, strengths and weaknesses.
General competence: The candidate can apply advanced knowledge on slope systems in communication with specialists and the general public, and is competent to work in public and private sectors and in science.

Learning methods and activities

12 hours lectures and 8 hours seminars. Compulsory activity: Semester assignment.
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

  • Semesteroppgave

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

Completed bachelor degree


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination INSPERA 100/100 E 2018-12-14 09:00 SL311 lyseblå sone , SL238
Spring ORD Written examination INSPERA 100/100 E 2019-05-20 15:00
  • * 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.