EARTH342-19B (HAM)

Coastal Geomorphology and Management

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This 15-point paper focuses on understanding of coastal processes, sediments, and evolution of coastal landforms as a basis for coastal management.

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Paper Structure

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The outcomes will be achieved through formal lectures, field trips, and assignments where analytical and interpretative skills will be developed, and important concepts covered in lectures are reinforced.

The course programme is available on Moodle, and appears at the start of course notes. It may be necessary to alter the programme after the paper starts, in which case the version on Moodle will be the most current.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe coastal materials and explain the processes leading to the development of geomorphic features.
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  • Characterise coastal hazards and evaluate potential mitigation measures.
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    Laboratory Exercise 3 (3)
    Online Moodle Quiz (1-5) (5)
    Written test (6)
  • Describe uncertainty and risk as applied to the evaluation and management of coastal issues.
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    Coastal management report (4)
    Online Moodle Quiz (1-5) (5)
    Written test (6)
  • Identify anthropic impacts on coastal processes and landforms, and evaluate their consequences.
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  • Critically evaluate a range of evidence (scientific, cultural, social and economic) in order to provide defensible options for managing coastal issues
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  • Communicate ideas and knowledge clearly in a grammatically correct and logical report.
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    Coastal management report (4)
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Assessment

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The final examination is the only compulsory piece of assessment. However, the laboratory exercises, and project based on the field trip represent a major part of the final assessment, so absences should be explained.

Objectives will be achieved through formal lectures, laboratories in which students complete a series of exercises, and a field trip.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Laboratory Exercise 1
19 Jul 2019
5:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Laboratory Exercise 2
9 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Laboratory Exercise 3
13 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Coastal management report
4 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Online Moodle Quiz (1-5)
10
  • Other: Online quiz
6. Written test
2 Oct 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • Hand-in: In Lab
7. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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  • P.D. Komar: Beach Processes and Sedimentation
  • R.A Davis and D FitzGerald: Beaches and Coasts
  • R.G. Dean and R.A. Dalrymple: Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications
  • G. Masselink, M.G. Hughes and J. Knight: Coastal Processes & Geomorphology
  • Students are reminded that at 3rd year level lecture notes are only the starting point for attaining knowledge, and you are encouraged to demonstrate a wide supplementary reading knowledge from library research. Students are advised that web sites are not considered as “authoritative references” unless they are articles in peer reviewed journals.
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Online Support

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The paper is supported by learning resources accessed via Moodle. A copy of the previous years lecture notes is also available for purchase.

Online support will be provided via Moodle, which is accessible to all students who are enrolled in the paper.

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Workload

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The formal contact hours consist of 35 lectures, a one-hour test, a ten-hour field trip, 10 two-hour practical sessions,one tutorial, and a three-hour final examination. The exercises, 5 quarter-hour online quizzes, and project should take ~80 hours of your own time to complete; the test will need 10 hours of revision time; and the exam should take 40 hours of revision time. A 300-level 20 point paper in any of the science subjects offered by the University of Waikato typically involves less than 80 hours of supervised study and it is assumed that at least 120 hours will be spent in private study by an ‘average’ student.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Linkages to other papers: ERTH242, ERTH562 ERTH563; ERTH564, ERTH565

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: EARTH241 or ERTH242

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ERTH343

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