Courses & Units

Rivers and Coasts KGA326

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

Coastlines and river catchments undergo processes of change, bringing complex management issues. Focus is on sedimentary environments of hill slopes, river channels, beaches and estuaries, including natural hazards such as flooding, landslides and coastal erosion. Vulnerability of different types of coastlines to sea-level rise is explored, using international case studies where serious problems are already occurring. Methods for rehabilitation of slope, river channel and coastal degradation and erosion are incorporated. Training is provided in field and laboratory techniques by which scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment that affect human society.

Summary

Unit name Rivers and Coasts
Unit code KGA326
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator

Joanna Ellison

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

1

Assess changes in geomorphology, in relation to slope processes, river catchments, and the range of different coastal settings

2

Apply methods of rehabilitation for slope, river and coastal erosion

3

Assess the vulnerability of sedimentary landscapes to flooding, land instability, and sea level change

4

Identify the methodologies by which scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment that affect human society

Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 Credit Points in Intermediate level units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KGA216

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 3 fieldwork days and 3 x 3-hr practicals

Assessment

AT1 - 2-hr exam (50%)

AT2 - 1500 word Field trip report on the Landslide fieldtrip (10%)

AT3 - 1500 word Field trip report (30%)

AT4 - 500 word Field trip report (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

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