Module Identifier GG20410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Robert Collin  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite GG10610  
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)
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Module Aims
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.

Reading Lists
Pethick. (1984) Coastal Geomorphology.