SMS 108 - Beaches and Coasts

An introduction to coastal landforms, including beaches, salt marshes, tidal flats and sea cliffs, their origins, global distribution, and associated nearshore processes. Human impacts to the coastal zone, including coastal erosion, land loss and management, and human responses to sea-level change are considered. Course may have field trips during class times. Lec 3. (This course is identical to ERS 108.)

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Applications of Scientific Knowledge and Population and the Environment Requirements.

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3

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