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EESC 1702 Living on the Water: Coasts, Development, and Sea Level Change from Venice to Boston (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Why do humans build cities on the water? How do humans impact the coast in intentional and inadvertent ways? The cities of Venice and Boston provide case studies for probing these enduring questions. We will explore the fundamental earth processes that define characteristics of coastlines around the world and the forces that bring about change. The human impacts of coastal development will be examined using a historical (last 1500 years) and a more modern (last 400 years) perspective. We will consider current projects and proposals to accommodate sea level and make predictions about future change.

Instructor(s): Gail Kineke

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17