GEOG 571
Cultural Intelligence, Applied Geography, and Homeland Security

Welcome to GEOG 571 - Cultural Intelligence, Applied Geography, and Homeland Security


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Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs is available at the Geospatial Education Program Office.

Quick Facts about GEOG 571

  • Instructor(s):
    • Dr. Van Otten
  • Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
  • Overview: GEOG 571 is an elective course for Penn State's Online Master of GIS. It is also one of the optional capstone courses that leads to Penn State’s Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence. The course consists of projects, associated readings, quizzes, and discussions about concepts.