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FSMT299 - Sophomore Seminar in Fire Science

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT299 Course ID: 4658 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a culminating course for the Associate of Science in Fire Science degree. It is designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Fire Science. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates their grasp of the fire science field. This is a culminating course to be taken after all other Associate of Science in Fire Science courses have been satisfactorily completed. Student must have SOPHOMORE standing to register. Prerequisite: This course is to be taken as the LAST course in the AS in the Fire Science Program.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature, function, principles, and concepts of fire science as they relate to fire response and protection.

2. Use critical legal thinking and analytical skills to resolve typical fire science situations or facts.

3. Apply research methods and techniques used in fire science.

4. Describe the elements that make a source of information an acceptable scholarly reference.

5. Produce a fire science literature review using acceptable scholarly references.

6. Demonstrate the APA citation format in writing assignments.

7. Produce a scholarly academic paper or project using proper citation format.

Your final grade in this course will be based on the following course requirements:

  1. Forum Questions and Responses to Other Students Work: Each student will be required to answer the weekly Forum question and respond to at least two other students. The Forum questions can be found on the Forum Board. Students will be required to post their weekly Forum question to the proper Forum board. There are eight (8) graded Forum board assignments. Weekly Forum questions will account for 30% of the student’s final course grade.
  2. Annotated Bibliography Assignment: Each student will be required to write an APA Style annotated bibliography. The scholarly references selected by the student will be used in the Final Project Paper. The annotated bibliography is located in the assignment section of the class. The Annotated Bibliography Assignment will account for 20% of the students final course grade.
  3. Final Project Paper Topic Selection Assignment: Each student will be required to select a topic. Have the topic approved by the course professor, and write and outline for their Final Project and submit the outline to the assignment section for grading. The outline must be detailed and formatted in APA Style. The Final Project Topic Selection Assignment is worth 5% of the student’s final course grade.
  4. Final Project Paper: The term project is posted in the assignment section of the class. The term project is a 1250-word APA Style Analytical Paper. The Final Project Paper will account for 40% of the student’s final course grade.

Classroom participation is necessary for distance education. This is not an electronic correspondence course. You will have to interact with your fellow students and your professor. The more interaction that we achieve will increase our knowledge of each other, the course material, and the learning process.

It is imperative that the student stays in contact with the professor and university. If your work schedule changes, or you are deployed, a family emergency occurs, or anything that will cause your course assignments to be late. You must make contact with me. I will work out a personal class completion schedule with you. It is the student’s responsibility to advise the professor of any changes that will cause course assignments to be late. It is my discretion to either deny or grant an extension based on information that is provided to me.

Students should log into the classroom several times a week and check Forum boards and emails. If the student fails to communicate or stay in contact with the course professor they may be dropped or fail the course. It is strongly suggested to communicate openly and freely with the course professor. If you need anything, communicate with the course professor first to work out any problems.

NameGrade %
Introductions 1.00 %
Introductions 1.00 %
Forums 29.00 %
Week 1 3.63 %
Week 2 3.63 %
Week 3 3.63 %
Week 4 3.63 %
Week 5 3.63 %
Week 6 3.63 %
Week 7 3.63 %
Week 8 3.63 %
Paper Topic Selection 10.00 %
Topic Selection 10.00 %
Annotated Bibliography 20.00 %
Annotated Bibliography 20.00 %
Final Paper 40.00 %
Final Paper 40.00 %

This course will not require an assignment eBook or textbook. The course material will be delivered using scholarly articles, Power Point Presentations (PPP), and web based sources that are located within the weekly lessons sections of the electronic classroom.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.