William Travis

Recently-taught courses:

  • Geography 3402: Natural Hazards. Examines the physical, economic and social effects of extreme events such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods, with emphasis on social responses including preparedness, risk assessment, warning, mitigation, and recovery.

  • Geography 2412: Environment and Culture. A MAPS (minimum academic preparedness standards) class introducing 500 students a year to the themes, theories, and problems of the interaction of nature and society.

  • Geography 4742: Land Use. A critical thinking senior seminar on the legal and social theory of property and land use, the driving forces and patterns of American land use, and public sector planning as a shaper of geographical outcomes.

  • Geography 3412: Conservation Practice: Ecosystems Management. An upper level class on the theory and practice of environmental conservation and ecosystems management.