TGB4165 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Transport and deposition of sediments. Sedimentary textures and structures. Depositional environments and facies. Stratigraphy and stratigraphical principles. Practicals consist of the microscopy of sedimentary rocks, interpretation of sedimentary structures, description and interpretation of sedimentary facies in cores, interpretation of graphic sedimentary logs.

Learning outcome

The student should have knowledge about:
- Origin and transport of sedimentary materials.
- Composition, classification, and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks.
- Facies and depositional environments.
- Stratigraphical principles and methods.

The student should be able to:
- Classify sedimentary rocks both from hand specimens and thin sections.
- Recognise and interpret sedimentary structures.
- Construct and interpret graphical sedimentology logs, both from cores and outcrop.
- Use lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic data for correlation purposes.

General skills
- Experience in writing a scientific report of field observations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practicals. Compulsory field course. Field work may be scheduled for a weekend.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, field course

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a written exam (70%) and a field course report (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the assessment for may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

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

Must be able to use polarising microscope.

Course materials

To be announced during first lecture.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0525 7.5
MNGGEOL106 7.5 01.09.2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 5
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 D
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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