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Coastal Geomorphology and Management (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Jim Peterson

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Coastal changes since the end of the last glacial stage. Environmental stability and the relative role of catastrophic events. Natural change and fluctuation. Economic development in determining the pattern of geographical variation in coastal landform evolution. Modern resources management in the coastal zone.

Assessment: Written (1500 words): 33% + Examination (2 hours): 33% + Practical work/fieldwork: 34%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week on average (two lectures per week and one 2 hour practical in alternate weeks) plus one field day plus 6 hours private study

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in geography, or permission

Prohibitions: GES2160

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