2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FSLM 370 Fire Related Human Behavior (5 credits)

Prerequisite Admittance in the BAS-FSLM Program.

Course Description
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 the 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.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply knowledge to create a system that integrates human behavior factors into life safety planning and practice.
2. Compare and contrast how psychology and sociology factors influence behavior.
3. Demonstrate how current computer systems modeling functions.
4. Locate and analyze current human-related fire research.

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