Coastal Processes, Hazards, and Society

Goals and Objectives


Goals and Objectives


  • Students will continue to develop the fundamental geospatial skills and concepts needed to assess the coastal processes and hazards discussed in this course.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the relationships between the atmosphere and hydrosphere that result in the development of cyclones.
  • Students will consider current shoreline processes in the context of cyclones and past and present evolution of coastline morphology.

Learning Objectives

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

  • describe the atmospheric conditions that are required for the formation of tropical and extra-tropical cyclones;
  • analyze case studies of how coastal systems are impacted by geologic and climatic hazards such as cyclones;
  • investigate geomorphological changes that result from cyclones.

Module 6 Roadmap

Module 6 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 reading to build some required background knowledge on historic storms:

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

To Do
  • Complete Module 6 Lab.
  • Take the Module 6 Quiz.
  • Submit Stage 2 of the Capstone Project.


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