Select a town, village, city, borough or county of your choice as the focus of your term paper. Be careful not to select a jurisdiction that is too large
After selecting at least three natural hazard/threats, including flooding, AND one man-made hazard/threat (See Table 8.1 in our Text) that may affect your selected jurisdiction, complete the necessary research, data gathering and resource review to write a term paper that includes the information required by the following headings and subheadings [Use these headings for your paper]:
Title Page [APA format]
Description of the Selected Jurisdiction
Identify, Define and Explain Each of the Three Selected Hazards/Threats that May Affect Your Jurisdiction
Profile the Hazard/Threat Events That May Affect Your Jurisdiction
Inventory Major Assets in the Areas Affected by Each Hazard/Threat Selected in Your Jurisdiction
Identify Alternative Mitigation Actions for each Selected Hazard/Threat that May Affect Your Jurisdiction
References [APA format]
Selected Hazards/Threats [See Text Table 8.1] Include Flooding
Hazard/Threat Profile and Context Description
Major Community Assets Impacted By The Hazard/Threat
Preliminary Mitigation Actions For the Hazard/Threat
Appendix B – Maps and diagrams of jurisdiction selected including major community assets and hazard/threat impact.
Under “National Map Viewer” click “Let’s Make My Map!”
FEMA Flood Map
Appropriate maps/diagrams of your choice.
A NOTE ON PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism will not be tolerated and may lead to failure of the course.
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else‘s ideas, words, or artistic, scientific, or technical work as one‘s own creation. Using the ideas or work of another is permissible only when the original author is identified. Paraphrasing and summarizing, as well as direct quotations require citations to the original source. Plagiarism may be intentional or unintentional. Lack of dishonest intent does not necessarily absolve a student of responsibility for plagiarism. It is the student‘s responsibility to recognize the difference between statements that are common knowledge (which do not require documentation) and restatements of the ideas of others.
Paraphrase, summary, and direct quotation are acceptable forms of restatement, as long as the source is cited. Students who are unsure how and when to provide documentation are advised to consult with their instructors. The Library has free guides designed to help students with problems of documentation. For more information, see John Jay’s Academic Integrity page.