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772640S Excursion, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 772640S  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Excursion  Abbreviation Excursion 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3256 Geology and Mineralogy 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Mining School 

ECTS Credits 

5 credits

Language of instruction 



4th or 5th year

Learning outcomes 

The objective is to widen the student's field experience. Through exposure to novel geologic environments, students will have learnt to appreciate the diversity of geologic processes and environments on Earth.


Introduction to Finnish or foreign geological field targets. Excursions typically last 1-2 weeks and consist of visits to field outcrops, as well as discussion of exposed structures and rocks. Past excursions went to Finland, Spain, South Africa, Norway and Iceland.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face in field or mine.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Pre-excursion seminar, field techniques, excursion.

Target group 

Master students and PhD students in geology.

Recommended or required reading 

Other reading will be informed separately depending on excursion destination.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Pre-excursion seminar, field protocol.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 


Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Excursion  Course  Shenghong Yang  04.09.20 -09.10.20

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