CCOG for PL 224 Winter 2022
- Course Number:
- PL 224
- Course Title:
- Torts and Personal Injury
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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Addendum to Course Description
An elective satisfying the requirements of Associate of Applied Science degree-Legal Assistant or Legal Assistant Certificate.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of course, students should be able to:
- Analyze the elements, essentials and defenses of common tort claims,
- Handle negligence cases and guide clients from initial pleadings through the discovery process, settlement and trial,
- Evaluate and compute damages,
- Draft demand letters
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Briefing (summarizing) cases
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The following concepts will be introduced and discussed:
Negligence claims, including:
Statutory torts, negligence per se, counterclaims, comparative negligence, prima facie case, damages
Intentional Torts, including:
Assault and battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Defamation and other intentional tort claims
Settlement process; litigation process; client relations; discovery in personal injury cases.
In addition, students will demonstrate:
Communication skills: PCC graduates should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of the communication; analyzing the audience and context to use appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence and effectiveness.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: PCC graduates should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and its sources.
Cultural Awareness: PCC graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives and forms of expression as well as their own cultures complexities.
Professional Competance: PCC graduates should demonstrate master of their discipline at a level appropriate to the program and transfer requirements through application of skills, concepts, processes and technology in performance of authentic tasks that enhance their employability.
Self-Reflection: PCC graduates should be self-appraising in applying knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and developing personal beliefs and professional skills.