NO: Not offered in 2018
Coordinator: Dr Wayne Stephenson
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 Geomorphologists 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.
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.
Processes responsible for the development of coasts; how coastal landforms develop and change.
|Paper title||Coastal Geomorphology|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- 54 GEOG points
- GEOG 298
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- More information link
- View further information about GEOG 398
- 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
- Essay 40%
- Laboratory work 20%
- Final examination 40%
- 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,
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- 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