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Become a well-informed citizen of planet Earth!

About the Instructor

Dr. Terry Naumann began developing and teaching online geology courses for the University of Hawai‘i in 2017 after he retired from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His research focused on volcanoes, but his primary focus  has always been as an educator in the geological sciences. Normally seen crossing continents via motorbikes, he brings his overwhelming enthusiasm for the study of the planet to UH Mānoa.

For inquiries: email tnaumann@hawaii.edu

Summer 1, 2, Mid-Summer (ONLINE)
No Textbook-Cost course

This course covers how Earth works and how the various processes shape the landscape and impact your lives. Since this is a GER offering, by design it is meant to cover a very wide range of applicable topics to help make you a well-informed citizen of planet Earth! At the completion of the course you will have a general understanding of your planet’s physical processes, both on the surface and the interior.

Ever wonder why some rivers cut steep canyons while others deposit sand and gravel? Why are some coastlines steep and rugged while others are gentle and smooth? Or why some volcanoes erupt only smoothly flowing lavas while others violently explode with large clouds of ash? These are just a few of the topics that are covered in Dynamic Earth.

Fulfills the general educational requirement: DP

Updated 12/01/2021