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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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GMAA4834 Field course II: 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 to critically use primary research literature, make own field documentation and build up a glacial sequence stratigraphic framework.


Preparation for the field course by reading Evans and Benn (2004): A practical guide to the study of glacial sediments textbook. A one-week field course with visits to key geological sections. Exercises in field documentation. Editing the field documentation into a full sequence stratigraphic presentation after the course. This framework is then presented in a closing seminar.

Teaching methods

Lectures, field visits, individual and group practices, seminar 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 and related seminar, written exam

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

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

Study materials

D.J.A. Evans, D.I. Benn (2004): A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments and 6 research papers on Fennoscandian Quaternary history and glacial sequence stratigraphy. The field documentation data used to build up the glacial sequence stratigraphic framework.

Further information

The fieldwork of this course is arranged in April together with the GMAA4833 Field course I: 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