2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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FSLM 450 Applications of Fire Research (5 credits)

Prerequisite Admittance in the BAS-FSLM Program.

Course Description
This course examines the basic principles of research and methodology for analyzing current fire-related research. The course also provides a framework for conducting and evaluating independent research in the following areas: fire dynamics, fire test standards and codes, fire safety, fire modeling, structural fire safety, life safety, firefighter health and safety, automatic detection and suppression, transportation fire hazards, risk analysis and loss control, fire service applied research, and new trends in fire-related research.

Student Outcomes
1. Locate, evaluate, and analyze fire-related research.
2. Demonstrate and apply the process of fire research to a research problem that is related to one of the course topics.
3. Conduct a literature review of current research on a fire-related topic.
4. Write a fire-related research proposal.
5. Design a research plan using one or more qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.

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