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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: FIS                                     Course Number: 319                                    
Course Title: Hazard Identification and Mitigation
Subject: Fire Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is a review of two basic concepts in emergency management: hazard identification and hazard mitigation. Students will explore the range of natural hazards such as hurricanes and earthquakes as well as human or unnatural disasters such as terrorist attacks and building collapses. The frequency and severity of hazards are quantified. The course will also include discussions of a variety of mitigation techniques such as hazard abatement and structural hardening as well as risk/benefit analysis.

Prerequisite: ENG 102; FIS 101.
  
Start Date:    06/27/2005                         End Date: