Semester Two, 18 points
Lectures: Thursday & Friday: 10am – 10.50am
Labs: one 3 hour laboratory per week
Course Coordinator: Dr Wayne Stephenson – email@example.com
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.
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||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- 54 GEOG points
- GEOG 298
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: 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.
Assessment is 60% internal (on-going during the semester) and 40% external (final examination)
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week
One 2:50-minute laboratory in scheduled weeks run 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,
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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