Fayetteville State University Department: Natural Sciences Program: Fire Science Course Descriptions Course Descriptions FSCN 322 (3-3-0) Fire Investigation: A course intended to provide the student with advanced technical knowledge on rules of law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation and testifying. FSCN 377 (3-3-0) Fire-Related Human Behavior: An exploration of the dynamics of human behavior in fire incidents. The functions and implementation of prevention practices, program, codes, and ordinances are stressed. The concepts of risk, personal invulnerability, role, and group dynamics are examined in relation to design aspects of buildings and mitigation of the effects of fire on modern society. Discussion deals with proper ways of conducting postfire interviews and emphasizes the psychological effects of communications during emergencies. Course Objectives Artifacts/Evidence FSCN 400 (3-3-0) Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection: An examination of the legal, political, and social aspects of the government's role in public safety, including the American legal system, fire department operations, employment and personnel issues, fire officials┐ roles, and legislative and political influence. FSCN 401 (3-3-0) Fire Protection and Structure and System Design: This course examines design principles involved in structural fire protection and automatic suppression systems, including fire resistance and endurance, flame spread evaluation, smoke control, alarm systems, sprinkler innovations, evaluation of sprinkler system designs, and specialized suppression systems. FSCN 402 (3-3-0) Managerial Issues in an All Hazards Environment: This course examines regulatory issues, hazard analysis, multiagency contingency planning, response personnel, multiagency response resources, agency policies, procedures and implementation, public education and emergency information systems, health and safety, command post dynamics, strategic and tactical considerations, recovery and termination procedures, and program evaluation. FSCN 406 (3-3-0) Technologically Enhanced Fire and EMS Services: This course examines the current and potential application of information technology in the emergency services. Focus will be on how this technology can enhance service delivery and personnel safety. Emphasis will be on the utilization of GIS capability and other information applications to improve the amount of decisionmaking data available to firefighters which will increase effectiveness. FSCN 412 (3-3-0) Advanced Fire Administration: This course examines organizational and leadership tools for fire service administrators, including community approaches to administration, core skills, planning and implementation, leading change, and community management. FSCN 421 (3-3-0) Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation: This course examines technical, investigative, legal, and managerial approaches to the arson problem, including principles of incendiary fire analysis and detection, environmental and psychological factors of arson, gang-related arson, legal considerations and trial preparations, managing the fire investigation unit, intervention and mitigation strategies, and shaping the future. Prerequisite: FSCN 322 And PHYS 390 FSCN 422 (3-3-0) Applications of Fire Research: An examination of 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 firefighter health and safety. FSCN 430 (3-3-0) Fire Service Personnel Administration: Basic and advanced concepts and processes of designing, implementing, and administering the personnel functions of fire service organizations. Emphasis is placed on human resource planning, job classification, job analysis, equal opportunity organizations and resources, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, development, performance evaluation, and assessment centers. FSCN 431 (3-3-0) Analytical Application to Public Fire Protection: 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. FSCN 441 (3-3-0) Topics in Fire Department Management: A course designed to cover contemporary topics of interest in the area of fire department administration. FSCN 490 (6-0-0) Fire Service Internship: An experience that offers an opportunity to apply content learned in the classroom to complete a project in management or investigation in the workplace.