PROF. THOMAS R. ALLEN
Department of Political Science & Geography
Old Dominion University
An examination of the physical and human geography of the coastal zone. Course covers problems of managing coastal resources with an emphasis on North America. Physical geography of the coastal zone is systematically examined through the processes, landforms, and ecosystems of coasts. Waves, tides, rivers and sea level are studied as agents of coastal evolution. Human population and settlement, resource utilization and conflicts, and coastal policy and management are also examined.
This course prepares the student to:
§ Interpret the physical systems and cultural landscape of the coastal zone
§ Apply the principles, concepts, and methods of geography to coastal zone management
§ Identify problems of resources, hazards, and development in the coastal zone
§ Become skilled in tools and techniques for coastal management planning
§ Analyze and communicate information using photographs, diagrams, maps, tables, and digital media
Effectively synthesize information and
analyses from diverse resources
GEOG 101S or GEOG 100S or permission of the instructor.
Haslett, Simon K. 2000.
Coastal Systems. Routledge, London,
Island Press, New York, (paperback ISBN 1-55963-915-6).
Further course information and materials are available to registered students on the ODU Blackboard Website
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March 1, 2004