PCC/ CCOG / PL

Course Content and Outcome Guide for PL 116 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
PL 116
Course Title:
Real Property Law I
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers introductory principles and procedures in real and personal property law including possessory interests, estates, deeds, contracts, servitudes, leases, title issues and real estate transactions. Prerequisites/concurrent: PL 101. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

An elective satisfying the requirements of either a Paralegal Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree.
 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Apply basic concepts of real property law, including property rights, leasing, title review, land use regulations, easements, transfer of ownership, finance, foreclosure and other related real estate topics

Assess ownership interests in real property and implement proper methods of conveying real property

Apply land use regulations and policies with focus on zoning, non-conforming uses and variances

Draft real estate law pleadings and other relevant documents.

Course Activities and Design

Lecture and discussion of the topic assigned each week.  Students are invited and expected to participate in discussions related to the topics assigned and should be prepared to respond to the instructor's questions.  Students will be required to submit thoughtful, written
questions on that week's topic, as their assignment, for each class.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students' grades will be based primarily on a mid-term and final exam, and their understanding of course material as demonstrated by their written submissions, projects and classroom discussion.