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GES2160 - Coastal Geomorphology and Management

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jim Peterson


Clayton Summer semester A 2007 (Flexible)


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.


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

Contact hours

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


A first-year sequence in geography and environmental science, or permission