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FSMT102 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT102 Course ID: 2924 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. The student can expect to identify physical properties of the three states of matter; categorize the components of fire; recall the physical and chemical properties of fire; describe and apply the process of burning; define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire; discuss the various materials and their relationship to fires as fuel; demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent; articulate other suppression agents and strategies; and compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishments.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1 Identify physical properties of the three states of matter.

CO-2 List the physical and chemical properties of fire.

CO-3 Describe and apply the process of burning.

CO-4 Define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire.

CO-5 List various materials and their relationship to fires as fuel.

CO-6 List the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent.

The grade scale for each of the evaluations are provided below:

Grade Instruments

% of Final Grade

Forums

25

Essays

75

Total

100%

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Forum 1 3.13 %
Forum 2 3.13 %
Forum 3 3.13 %
Forum 4 3.13 %
Forum 5 3.13 %
Forum 6 3.13 %
Forum 7 3.13 %
Forum 8 3.13 %
Papers 75.00 %
Week 4 Paper 37.50 %
Week 8 Final Paper 37.50 %

This course will utilize a variety of open educational resources. For an up to date list of course materials view the Lessons tab inside the classroom. The course materials will be available under the ‘Required Reading and Resources’ link within the Lessons section.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.