Beaches and Coasts


Nassau Community College

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    Fall 2023
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This course introduces the study of beach and coastal processes and environments. It examines coastal morphology such as barrier islands, spits, dunes and marshes and introduces the effects of plate tectonics, glaciers, and rivers on beaches and coasts. It also examines tidal currents, wave action, longshore currents and transport, and estuarine circulation. Human activities and the effects of man-made (anthropogenic) structures will also be emphasized. Students will also study the various methods used for study of coastal environments. Field trip(s) required. Formerly SCI 115. Students who have completed SCI 115 will not receive credit for GLY 105.
General Education Area(s): Natural Sciences
Course Area: Physical Science
Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
Dates: 09-01-0023 - 12-20-0023
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Local Course ID: 23FA_NAS_GLY105_1
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