World Campus now offering geodesign course

Penn State’s World Campus will offer GEODZ 511 (Geodesign History, Theory and Principles), an eight-week course open to anyone, beginning Aug. 19 through the University’s new Graduate Certificate in Geodesign for individuals interested in further study for additional credentials. 

The 14-credit Graduate Certificate in Geodesign is for professionals who realize the limitations in current design and planning processes, and seek new skills to effectively address complex environmental design problems for situations ranging from urban design to conservation planning. It was developed by Penn State’s Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in collaboration with the University’s Department of Geography, with guidance from an international advisory board of leaders in geodesign research and practice. 

“It was rewarding that from just one course I was able to do something significant for my work and community. The course was practical and comprehensive and is enabling me to apply what I learned to any large, complex problem,” said Vera Green, a geomatics analyst and student in Penn State’s online master of geographic information systems program.

For more information, visit http://worldcampus.psu.edu/Geodesign, or contact Kelleann Foster, lead faculty for the certificate program, at kxf15@psu.edu.

Contacts: 

Kelleann Foster, interim director of Stuckeman School, associate professor of landscape architecture

Kelleann Foster, interim director of Stuckeman School, associate professor of landscape architecture

Last Updated August 09, 2013