General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Polish Baltic Coast - environmental and man
Language English
Module lecturer dr Jolanta Czerniawska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position starszy wykładowca
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

The aim of this course is to present the knowledge about the environment of Polish Baltic coast. The emphasis will be put on issues related to the natural development of the coast area, history of the region and the impact of human on the coastal environment. The tourist attractiveness of the region and threats to nature value areas will also be discussed.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Knowledge of fundamental frameworks of physical geography


Lecture 1. Evolution of the Southern Baltic Sea Coast and shoreline changesLecture 2. Coastal ecosystems and its geodiversityLecture 3. Coastal ecosystems and its biodiversityLecture 4. History and the culture landscapeLecture 5. Tourism Lecture 6. Environmental risks and hazards (natural and anthropogenic)Lecture 7. Management of Baltic coastal zone.

Reading list

Harff J. et al. (eds.), 2011. The Baltic Sea Basin, Central and Eastern European Development Studies (CEEDES), DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17220-5_1, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Maciejewski W. (ed.), 2002. The Baltic Sea Region. Cultures, Politics, Societies. The Baltic University Press, Uppsala.Rotnicki K. (ed.), 1995. Polish Coast. Past, Present and Future. Journal of Coastal Research, Spec. Issue 22Journals: Journal of Coastal Research, Baltica