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

    About this paper

    Paper title Coastal Geomorphology
    Subject Geography
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
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    54 GEOG points
    GEOG 298
    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 60% internal (on-going during the semester) and 40% 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: Davidson-Arnott, R., Bauer, B. and Houser, C., 2019. Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press.

    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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