Coastal Processes, Hazards, and Society

Goals and Objectives


Goals and Objectives


Students will develop an understanding of concepts of building with nature, and old and new smart building practices used for flood control, hazard mitigation, and risk reduction.

Learning Objectives

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

  • distinguish and evaluate various smart building and building with natural approaches;
  • evaluate and recommend smart building approaches for the expansion of a case study city that is threatened by sea level rise and storms;
  • employ building with nature and layered defense approaches in consideration of the smart building design in the case study;
  • examine recent trends in smart building along coastlines and integrate concepts of resiliency and coastal flood protection through methods such as massive nourishments.

Module 10 Roadmap

Module 10 Roadmap
-- Assignment
To Read/Watch

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 10 Lab.
  • Take the Module 10 Quiz.
  • Submit Stage 3 of the Capstone Project.


If you have any questions, please use the Canvas email tool to contact the instructor.