|Course Title:||Introduction to Law and Contracts|
|Course Number:||PA 1102|
|Credits:||4 semester credits|
|Prerequisites:||Placement in ENG 1108 or grade C or better in ENG 0099 and READ 0093-0094.|
|Recommendations:||It is strongly recommended that students take ENG 1108 before or concurrently with this course.|
|Catalog Description:||Introduces the student to state and federal court systems; civil and criminal law, including general contract law, tort law, and constitutional law; legal analysis; the employment functions of paralegals and its ethical implications.|
|Course Objectives/ Learning Outcomes:||Students will be able to:
|Topics Covered||INTRODUCTION TO LAW
(Hour Subtotal: 34 hours)
(Hour Subtotal: 20 hours)
ETHICS (2 hours)
EXAMS AND DISCUSSION OF EXAMS (8 hours)
Total Semester Hours: 64 hours
|To provide the student with an introduction to the state and federal court systems, history and sources of law, jurisdiction, civil lawsuits, legal analysis, ethics, civil, criminal and constitutional law, and the job functions of the paralegal as well as an extensive analysis of contract law. This course is designed for the student interested in a career as a paralegal, legal administrative assistant, secretary or law enforcement personnel.|
|Outcomes Measures||The student may take exams requiring written essay answers which include factual and legal analysis. Emphasis may be on oral and written communication skills, listening and reasoning skills, and legal analysis.
Grading of assignments and exams may be on a numerical point basis. The final grade will be a full letter grade (A-F).