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145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology (15 credits)

Field-based course discussing recent and ongoing geomorphic research and its application in landscape management using selected sites in the North Island.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: Dr Alastair Clement
  • Subject: Geography
  • College: College of Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Special notes

  • Students are expected to supply their own food, waterproof field notebooks and writing materials, as well as appropriate personal wet-weather gear and footwear. Students should expect to work long days on the fieldtrip.


  • Start Date: Monday 16 July, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 18 November, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 30 July, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 15 October, 2018

Contact workshops/block courses

Delivery mode Venue Start date End date Attendance
In Person Palmerston North (city) Sunday 26 August, 2018 Saturday 1 September, 2018 Compulsory

Please note:

  • The contact course venue is selected sites in the North Island departing Turitea campus

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Course fees for 2018

  • Domestic Students: NZD $829.02 *
  • International Students NZD $3,863.75 *

Component fees

  • Domestic component fees NZD $455.70 *
  • International component fees NZD $455.70 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2018 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Review and discuss a range of geomorphic processes operating at key sites in the North Island, based on case study research.
  2. Evaluate recent and ongoing research in a range of geomorphic environments in the North Island.
  3. Prepare lucid and coherent presentations informed by field experience.
  4. Discuss the application of research at selected sites in terms of landscape management.
  5. Critically appraise existing landscape management strategies at selected field locations.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.


During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Weighting Note
1 Essay 20.0%
2 Individual Performance/Presentation 13.0%
3 Individual Project/Assignment 12.0%
4 Individual Project/Assignment 10.0%
5 Audio/Audio-Visual Presentation 15.0%
6 Report 30.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

To pass the course students must satisfactorily complete all required entries for the Field Notebook.


There are no set texts for this course.

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