Discover how this dynamic Earth works!

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. While normally seen crossing continents via motorbike, these days he brings his overwhelming enthusiasm for the study of the planet to UH Mānoa and is thrilled to be part of the teaching faculty.

For inquiries: email tnaumann@hawaii.edu

Summer 1 / Summer 2 / Midsummer (online, 6/14 – 7/23/21)

Why do some rivers cut steep canyons while others deposit sand and gravel? Why are some coastlines rugged while others are gentle and smooth? And why do some volcanoes erupt only smoothly-flowing lavas while others violently explode with large clouds of ash?

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 planets’ physical processes, both on the surface and the interior.

Fulfills the general education requirement: DP

Updated 12/18/2020