GEOG 571
Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security

7.1 Overview



Over the last six lessons, we’ve established a strong foundation in basic cultural geographic themes, especially identity and landscapes, and how those themes tie into intelligence. In this lesson we will combine all you’ve learned and apply it to movement and how people move about the world, or don’t as the case may be. In this lesson we will define mobility and migration. We’ll identify motivations for migration, as well as how that migration can impact identity. From there, we’ll discuss potential security implications that may result from this movement.

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Compare the experiences of international migrants with those of internal migrants.
  2. Evaluate the impact of identity on mobility.
  3. Assess the barriers to and conduits of mobility.
  4. Critique the security implications of internal migrations against those of international migrants for receiving countries or areas.


If you have any questions now or at any point during this week, please feel free to post them to the GEOG 571 - General Discussion Forum. (That forum can be accessed at any time in Canvas by opening the Lesson 0: Welcome to GEOG 571 module in Canvas.)