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GEOG298 Coastal Geomorphology


NO: not offered in 2018

Coordinator: Dr Wayne Stephenson

Content

Coastal Geomorphology examines the development of coastal landforms and the processes responsible for change in the coastal zone. This includes examining how of waves, currents, tides, and changing sea levels operate to cause physical change to beaches, dunes, and rocky coasts. Students will also examine issues of coastal management and coastal hazards and learn how Geomorphologist can contribute to practical outcomes. A theoretical understanding of the subject is developed through examining conceptual models of coastal development and behaviour. By the end of the subject students should have an appreciation of the dynamism of the coastal zone, an understanding of its physical workings and be able to measure processes and change in the coastal environment.

Paper Structure

Lectures cover topics on coastal processes and landforms and illustrate the role of coastal geomorphology in environmental and hazard management. Laboratories are used to develop skills necessary to conduct measurement of process and change in the coastal zone. Some laboratories take place at local beaches.

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Details

Processes responsible for the development of coasts; how coastal landforms develop and change.

Paper title Coastal Geomorphology
Paper code GEOG298
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101
Restriction
GEOG 398
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Wayne Stephenson
Paper Structure
Lectures cover topics on coastal processes and landforms and illustrate the role of coastal geomorphology in environmental and hazard management.

Laboratories are used to develop skills necessary to conduct measurement of processes and change in the coastal zone. Some laboratories take place at local beaches.
Teaching Arrangements
Assessment:
  • Essay 30%
  • Laboratory work 20%
  • Final exam 50%
Textbooks
Recommended: Masselink, G., Hughes, M. G. and Knight, J. 2011. Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology. 2nd ed. Arnold, London.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should:
  • Acquire an understanding of the dynamism of the coastal zone
  • Understand how coastal processes operate
  • Acquire an understanding of how coastal landforms develop and change
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge to quantify processes and change in the coastal environment
  • Understand how Geomorphology can contribute to managing coastal environments

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 29-33, 37-40
P2 Wednesday 10:00-12:50 29-33, 37-40
P3 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 29-33, 37-40
P4 Thursday 11:00-13:50 29-33, 37-40
P5 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29-33, 37-40
P6 Friday 14:00-16:50 29-33, 37-40

Processes responsible for the development of coasts; how coastal landforms develop and change.

Paper title Coastal Geomorphology
Paper code GEOG298
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
GEOG 101
Restriction
GEOG 398
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Wayne Stephenson
Paper Structure
Lectures cover topics on coastal processes and landforms and illustrate the role of coastal geomorphology in environmental and hazard management.

Laboratories are used to develop skills necessary to conduct measurement of processes and change in the coastal zone. Some laboratories take place at local beaches.
Teaching Arrangements
Assessment:
  • Essay 30%
  • Laboratory work 20%
  • Final exam 50%
Textbooks
Recommended: Masselink, G., Hughes, M. G. and Knight, J. 2011. Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology. 2nd ed. Arnold, London.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should:
  • Acquire an understanding of the dynamism of the coastal zone
  • Understand how coastal processes operate
  • Acquire an understanding of how coastal landforms develop and change
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge to quantify processes and change in the coastal environment
  • Understand how Geomorphology can contribute to managing coastal environments

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard