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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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FER 4420 - Fire-related Human Behavior

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Meets General Studies requirement for written communication

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): FER 3140

Description: Students in this course gain a fundamental understanding of how humans respond to fire and how this understanding has been integrated into the design and development of life safety systems. Students examine current and past research on human behavior, systems models, life safety education, and building design to determine interactions of these areas in emergency situations. Students develop an understanding of a best practice for building life safety systems 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.

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