The Risk Communication & Resilience FIRE stream develops science-based answers for how effective government communication can help individuals and communities best prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Headquartered at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), our research team consists of a national network of researchers from disciplines including anthropology, criminology, communication, computer science, English, geography, history, international affairs, political science, public health, and sociology. We impact how disasters of the world are handled tomorrow, with the cutting edge research of today.
In additional to the General Education credit listed below, this stream's second-semester course (FIRE254) counts toward UMD's Global Terrorism Minor.
First-Year Spring Semester Course:
FIRE154 - FIRE COURSE 2: Risk Communication & Resilience
(3 credits, General Education Distributive Studies, History and Social Science)
Second-Year Fall Semester Course:
FIRE254 - FIRE COURSE 3: Risk Communication & Resilience
(3 credits, General Education Scholarship in Practice)
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