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FIRE 201 : Fire-Related Human Behavior

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Fire-Related Human Behavior
This course presents a study of human behavior in fire and other emergency situations. Students will examine current and past research on human behavior, systems models, life safety education and building design to determine interactions of these areas in emergency situations. Students will develop an understanding of a best practice building life safety system as one that combines knowledge in the areas of psychology and sociology joined with engineering and education to produce the best possible outcomes in terms of human survivability in an emergency.

Students will understand fire and emergency related human behavior and integrate that knowledge into life safety systems design and development to increase fire survival rates.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:1. Apply knowledge to create a system that integrates human behavior factors into life safety planning and practice.2. Understand how psychology and sociology factors influence behavior.3. Demonstrate how current computer systems modeling function.4. Locate and analyze current human related fire research.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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