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GG3271   Coastal Processes

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Offered on a two year cycle

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Mon

The majority of the world's population live in close proximity to the coastal zone. Coastal processes are highly dynamic and sensitive to external drivers, including long-term climate change and anthropogenic activities. Understanding these systems is important for developing appropriate coastal management strategies. Coasts (and coastal processes) therefore represent an excellent opportunity to study the interactions between humans and their physical environment. The module aims to enhance students' understanding of environment-shaping processes and to offer advanced field-based training in the coastal environment. Including practical classes and an obligatory, reasonably priced, weekend field excursion, it encourages students to think about the ways in which process knowledge can inform coastal management.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG2012 or pass SD2002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take GG3067

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Weekly lectures.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor W E N Austin
Module teaching staff: Prof W E N Austin