Geomorphology University of Tsukuba
This course provides an introduction to geomorphology - the study of earth`s landforms and the processes which produce and modify them.
？ Capable of explaining basic concepts used in geomorphology and applying them also to other disciplines such as biology, agro-biology, or physics ？ Knowing how geomorphic processes operate on Earth to create landforms and landscapes ？ Capable of identifying landforms and discussing their development ？ Understanding of scaling issues in geomorphological systems in space and time
Students acquire factual and conceptual knowledge
Introduction to Geoenvironmental Science, Laboratory Work in Basic Geoscience. Or permission by teacher.
4 assignments during coursework (25% each)
The first part of the lecture gives an overview of geomorphology with its guiding principles and theories. The second part focusses on individual geomorphic processes (weathering, mass movements). Other geomorphic processes are covered in EG91181 Soil Erosion, EG91161 Process Geomorphology, and EG90211 Natural Hazards.What is geomorphology?Spatial and temporal scales in geomorphologyApproaches in geomorphology, geomorphic systemsChange through timeEquilibrium concepts and feedbackWeathering: materials to be weatheredWeathering processesWhy study landslides?Landslide processesAssignment discussion
Online Course Requirement
Active participation. Digital versions of lecture slides are provided, which are the foundation of course discussions. Students are supposed to take notes. This helps to work though the assignments.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university