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1. Unit Learning Objectives: Each unit contains learning objectives that specify the measurable skills and
knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.
2. Unit Summaries: Each unit contains an overview, or summary, of the information to be covered.
3. Key Terms: Key terms are intended to guide students in their course of study. Students should pay particular
attention to key terms as they represent important concepts within the unit material and reading.
4. Textbook and Supplemental Reading Assignments: The assignments include approximately 1-4 textbook
chapters in each course unit. Assigned readings are not limited to textbook chapters, but may include
supplemental books, professional journals, and internet sites.
5. Unit Assessments: Unit Assessments are to be taken by students at the completion of Units I-III and V-VII in this
course. Grading rubrics are included with the Unit I, II, and V-VII Assessments. Specific information about
accessing these rubrics is provided below.
6. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units II, IV, and VI. Specific
information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with
the assignments in Unit III and VIII. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.
7. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or
course content related questions.
8. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.
Unit III Reflection Paper
For this assignment, you are asked to prepare a Reflection Paper. After you finish the reading assignment for this unit,
reflect on the concepts, choose one, and write about it. Consider the concepts that you may not fully understand; what did
not quite make sense? The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the material
covered in this course and to expand upon those thoughts. If you are unclear about a concept, either read it again, or ask
your professor about it.
This is not a summary. A Reflection Paper is an opportunity for you to express your thoughts about the material by writing
The writing you submit must meet the following requirements:
Be at least one page in length
Include one historical change or event that had an impact on the current fire prevention practices.
Include your thoughts about the concepts from this unit’s Reading Assignment
Optional—through this Reflection Paper, consider brainstorming ideas about how you would increase the public’s
awareness about the importance of reacting to a fire. Use your creative ability and consider ideas other than what
the textbook has to offer.
Format your Reflection Paper using APA style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit IV Article Critique
The purpose of this assignment is to investigate professional journals in the field of fire prevention of interest to you. The
objective of your critique is to find an article and compare the information in the article to what you have been learning in
class. Critique the article in terms of how the information within the article supports or disproves material that you have
learned in this course. Please include the following topics in your critique of the selected article:
A brief introduction and overview of the article
A description of how the article either supports or disproves material in the course
Your point of view
A summarization of your thoughts and suggestions in support of your opinion
The selected article should not be more than four years old. You are encouraged to utilize the Research Database found
in the CSU Online Library located in the Course Menu. This database will allow you to quickly search through thousands
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of journal articles. Students can access this information, as well as other CSU Online Library resources by selecting the
My Library button located in the Course Menu.
The completed assignment shall be a minimum of two (2) full pages of text; however, not more than three (3) full pages.
Additionally, include a Cover Page containing only the paper title, student name, and university name (centered on page)
and a References Page, both of which are not included as part of the pages of text. CSU requires that students use the
APA format in writing course papers, therefore the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of
sources must be followed.
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