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GMAA4833 Field course I: Fennoscandian Quaternary glacial environment and sequence stratigraphy 5 ECTS
Organised by
Quaternary Geology
Person in charge
Professor Matti Räsänen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

The students will learn the basics in general glacial geology and the primary field evidence on which the interpretation of the Quaternary glacial history of Eastern Fennoscandia is based on. They will also learn to critically use primary research literature and to understand glacial sequence stratigraphy.


Preparation for the field course by reading Bennet and Glasser: Glacial Geology textbook and some central research papers of Scandinavian Quaternary geology and glacial sequence stratigraphy. A one-week field course with visits to key sections described in the research papers. Exercises in field documentation.

Teaching methods

Lectures, field visits, individual and group practices, discussions

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Participation in fieldwork, written exam

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
based on written exam of the study materials

Study materials

Bennet and Glasser (2009): Glacial Geology and 6 research papers on Fennoscandian Quaternary history and glacial sequence stratigraphy.

Further information

The fieldwork of this course is arranged in April together with the GMAA4834 Field course II: Fennoscandian Quaternary glacial environment and sequence stratigraphy.

The number of the participants is limited to 8.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules