Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MAAN7361 Global coastal environments 2 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Harri Tolvanen

General description

The course provides a comprehensive overview about global coastal environments including physical coastal processes and geomorphology. Different coastal environments in the world are reviewed with their typical processes and landforms. Special attention is paid to global environmental change and its impacts on coastal zones. Coastal resources, conflicts and coastal zone management principles are presented. A portion of the course is dedicated to the specific environmental features of the Baltic Sea coasts.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of the world's coasts, their specific processes and landforms, and understanding of the human pressures and their management in the coastal regions.


Introduction to coasts as natural and human environments. Oceanic sea level changes, physical coastal processes, coastal environment types with their characteristic landforms. Baltic Sea coasts. Overview of coastal management.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

The course is organized every second year. Not organized 2015-2016.

Belongs to following study modules

Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Development Studies