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Course Details

Course Code: FSMT475 Course ID: 3355 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the rationale for conducting fire research, various fire protection research activities, and research applications, including fire test standards and codes structural fire safety, automatic detection and suppression, life safety, and fire fighter health and safety. This course examines tools and techniques of rational decision making in fire departments, including databases, statistics, probability, decision analysis, utility modeling, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, and linear programming. This course involves selecting a fire-related topic, developing research objectives, a proposal, and a plan using a quantitative or qualitative research design for the completion of a final research paper.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO-1: Define the basic concepts of scientific research.
LO-2: Locate, evaluate, and analyze fire-related research.
LO-3: Demonstrate the application of research to a selected topic.
LO-4: Conduct a literature review of a current fire-related topic.
LO-5: Define fire-related research objectives.
LO-6: Write a fire-related research proposal.
LO-7: Observe the rules for ethical research.
LO-8: Summarize research findings.

Reading Assignments:

There are reading assignments each week from the required text and articles of interest. Check the syllabus and the announcements at the start of the course and at the start of each week.

Discussion Assignments:

There is a discussion assignment in weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 of the course. Each week, you will be asked to comment on a topic proposed by your instructor and to respond to at least two other students. This is NOT a chat room. Posts should be directed to the issues posed by the instructor and the posts of other students.

Pay particular attention to the Week 1 Introduction Post. It is a 250-word introduction containing your specific learning goals for this course in addition to you brief bio.

Initial discussion posts are due by Thursday night, midnight, with replies to other students no later than Sunday of the same week. Be certain to review the Discussions often and regularly to capture the discussion among class members.

Assignments:

There are two assignments that consist of reading, researching, written assignments and reviewing the instructor feedback on your work. All written assignments must adhere to APA 7th Edition style guidance and must be submitted by Sunday midnight to receive full credit.

NameGrade %
Discussions 35.00 %
Week 1: Introduction 5.00 %
Week 1 5.00 %
Week 2 5.00 %
Week 3 5.00 %
Week 5 5.00 %
Week 6 5.00 %
Week 7 5.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 30.00 %
Week 4: Literature Review 30.00 %
Week 8 Assignment 35.00 %
Week 8: Research Proposal 35.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO-1: Define the basic concepts of scientific research.
LO-2: Locate, evaluate, and analyze fire-related research.
LO-3: Demonstrate the application of research to a selected topic.
LO-4: Conduct a literature review of a current fire-related topic.
LO-5: Define fire-related research objectives.
LO-6: Write a fire-related research proposal.
LO-7: Observe the rules for ethical research.
LO-8: Summarize research findings.

Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.