TGB4150 - Structural Geology, Basic Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Description, classification, and interpretation of geological structures such as faults, folds, foliations, lineations, shear zones, kinematic indicators, and the relationships between such structures and tectonic phenomena such as compressional mountain building and extensional basin formation. Visualisation and calculation of folded and faulted rock units, especially how these appear on geological maps and cross sections. Collection and interpretation of data from areas near Trondheim. Field course in geologic mapping (Alta).

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Students will learn theory of stress and deformation of rocks, classification and formation of geological structures, such as faults, folds, foliations, and lineations, and about the formation of geological structures in different tectonic regimes and conditions.

Skills: Students will be able to interpret geological maps and profiles and use stereographic projection to solve structural geologic problems. Students will be able to use digital tools such as compass, stereonet, GPS (FieldMove Clino) to collect and interpret data.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, map exercises, field exercises near Trondheim. Field mapping course in Alta, beginning the day after the last exam in May or June. The course is evaluated by anonymous feedback during and after the teaching period.

Further on evaluation

Detailed descriptions, deadlines, and dates will be determined and described in Blackboard at the beginning of the course in 2022.

Required previous knowledge

TGB4100 Geology, Introduction, or equivalent.

Course materials

Rowland: Structural analysis and synthesis. McClay: Mapping of geological structures. Bunkholt Sæter: Kompendium. Maps and items from the internet, including

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0520 7.5
MNGGEOL105 7.5 AUTUMN 2008

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2022-05-18 09:00 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.

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