TGB4165 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam and report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 30/100
School exam 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

Knowledge: 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.

Skills: 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: The student will gain experience with 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. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, field course

Further on evaluation

The grade in the course is based on a written exam (70%) and a field course report (30%). In order to be eligible to receive a grade in the course, both assessments must receive a passing score. If there is a re-sit examination, the assessment for may be changed from written to oral. Students who have passed the course and would like to try to improve their grade will only re-take the final exam, not the report. Students who have failed the course but passed the report will only re-take the final exam.

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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: Written exam and report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 D 2023-05-09 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 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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