Waves: What are waves? Wave-forms. Wave dispersion and group speed. Wave energy. Waves of unusual character. Measurement of waves. Tides: Tide producing forces - the Earth-Moon system. Tide producing forces - the Earth-Sun system. The dynamic theory of tides. Types of tide. An Introduction to Shallow-water Environments and their Sediments: The supply of sediments to shallow-water environments. Variations in the supply and distribution of shallow-water sediments. The relationship between shallow-water environments and their changes with time. Sediment Movement with Waves and Currents: Fluid flow. Sediment erosion. The rate of sediment transport. The deposition of sediment. Bedforms. Beaches and the Littoral Zone: The divisions of the littoral zone. Sediment movement in the littoral zone. Beach profiles. Beach materials and sediment structures. Tidal Flats and Estuaries: Sediment transport and deposition on tidal flats. Estuaries. Deltas: The structure of a delta. Mixing and sediment deposition at distributary mouths. Shelf Seas: Shelf sediments. Shelf processes. Bedforms on the continental shelf. Shelf processes and resources.