Applied Geomorphology

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Geomorphology

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GEOG 224, one of (GEOG 220, GEOG/BIOL 222); 15 further pts from MATH 132-177, PHYS 131 or (STAT 193 or equivalent) not previously taken

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will explore the operations and, where appropriate, the management of key landform systems. The course provides a detailed synthesis of the physical processes and linkages operating at the earth's surface that shape our landscape and physical environment. These processes will be explored through a range of topics that may include the geomorphology of coasts, tectonic regions, glacial environments and fluvial systems.

    Internal assessment- 50%
    final exam- 50%

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