2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

FIS 319 Hazard Identification and Mitigation

3 hours 

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.




ENG 201 and FIS 101