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GEOG298 Coastal Geomorphology

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,858.95

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GEOG 101
GEOG 398
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Teaching staff

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor 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.

Assessment is 50% internal (on-going during the semester) and 50% external (final examination)

Teaching Arrangements

2 lectures per week and a series of 3 hour laboratory sessions scheduled over the 13 weeks of semester

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.
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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

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system