Coastal Processes, Hazards, and Society

Goals and Objectives


Goals and Objectives


  • Students will build upon the material of Module 2 and be able to recognize that there are discrete, unique coastal systems such as rocky coasts, coral coasts, deltas, barrier islands, and marshlands within regional-scale coastal zones.
  • Students will develop an understanding of what processes are operative within the range of coastal systems and how these processes shape the coastal systems.
  • Students will appreciate that coastal systems evolve differently in response to fair-weather conditions or storm conditions.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • identify and describe the different types of coastal systems that exist;
  • explain the morphological differences between these types of coastal systems.

Module 3 Roadmap

Module 3 Roadmap
-- Assignment
To Read

In addition to reading all of the required materials here on the course website, before you begin working through this module, please read the following required readings to make sure you are familiar with the content, so you can complete the assignments.

Extra readings are clearly noted throughout the module and can be pursued as your time and interest allow.

To Do
  • Complete Module 3 Lab.
  • Take the Module 3 Quiz.


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