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Examine the fire department as a part of the complex organization of the community. Investigate how departments interact with their communities, review community profiles and structures and consider the variables within particular community types. Focus on the sociological, economic and political characteristics of communities, including how these characteristics influence the fire problem. Students need a working knowledge of statistics and an understanding of environmental variables and socioeconomic factors in fire casualties.
Recommended: previous study in Statistics, Economics/Macro, Economics/Micro, The American Political System, College Writing, Communication Decisions, Advanced Fire Administration, Introduction to Sociology or equivalents, and introductory studies in psychology and sociology.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Fall 1.
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