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GEOG 571
Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security
GEOG 571 Comparison of the Intelligence Cycle and Research Cycle

GEOG 571 explores the relationships between culture and civil security and the process of geographically analyzing social, political, economic, and demographic information to understand human history, institutions, and behaviors. 

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Geospatial Intelligence
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Story Maps
Google MyMaps
Portal for ArcGIS
SyllabusGEOG 571 Syllabus

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Summer 2024 Brandi Gaertner, Ph.D.
Fall 1, 2024 Cristopher Livecchi, Ph.D.
Fall 2, 2024 Leanne Sulewski, Ph.D.
Spring 1, 2025 Cristopher Livecchi, Ph.D.
Summer 2025 Leanne Sulewski, Ph.D.

Meet Our Faculty Instructors

What Our Students Say

Well-organized, interactive, and interesting.

“Geography 571… is well-organized, interactive, and interesting. If one is interested in geography, intelligence, homeland security, or current events, I highly recommend this course.”

— Vinod Dorai

This is a practical tool for any sort of discipline.

“[GEOG 571’s] unique blend of geospatial analysis tools and cultural insights has been a fascinating intersection to explore. I also feel like this is a practical tool for any sort of discipline.”

— Lauren Belle

We offer over 30 courses in five 10-week terms each year: two every fall, two every spring and one every summer.