|Module Title||COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Robert Collin|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 x 1.5 hour lectures|
|Practicals / Field Days||1 field half-day|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Resits will involve the same format. Unseen written examination (2 questions from 4).||100%|
Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
This largely lecture-based module aims to introduce the physical processes operating at the coast and the range of landforms that result. Lectures are initially focussed on basic inputs, but continue by dealing with the various types of depositional and erosional features to be found in coastal and estuarine environments. Issues of quantitative assessment and management are then considered, culminating in a field day in the Aberystwyth area.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
By the completion of this module it is expected that students will have a sound knowledge of the fundamental energy inputs to coastal processes and an appreciation of how these find expression through the diversity of landforms to be found around the British coastline.
Pethick. (1984) Coastal Geomorphology.