UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
GLY00206 Coastal Geomorphology AND GLY00231 Coastal Geomorphology and Sedimentology
This unit explores the diversity of coastal landforms. We examine past and contemporary processes that drive the evolution of coastal landforms, with special consideration given to the ramifications of environmental change for coastal management.
MODULE 1: Coastal features
- Beaches; barriers; dunes
- Deltas; estuaries
MODULE 2: Coastal processes
- Climate and weather
- River systems
MODULE 3: Changing coastal zones
MODULE 4: Management monitoring and solutions
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the geomorphology of all coastal zones|
|2||describe the dynamic processes that have shaped the coastal zones|
|3||illustrate how past sea level events have shaped our coastline and how climate change will potentially affect tomorrow’s coastline|
|4||indicate scientific techniques used in coastal sciences|
|5||understand how human activities continue to impact on our coasts.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
describe the geomorphology of all coastal zones
describe the dynamic processes that have shaped the coastal zones
illustrate how past sea level events have shaped our coastline and how climate change will potentially affect tomorrow’s coastline
indicate scientific techniques used in coastal sciences
understand how human activities continue to impact on our coasts.
- Short, A D & Woodroffe, C D, 2009, The Coast of Australia, 1st edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: ISBN9780521696173.