Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018-2019 Catalog Program Name: Planner for Paralegal Studies - Litigation (A.A.S.)

Planner for Paralegal Studies - Litigation (A.A.S.)

Title of Major: Paralegal Studies - Litigation, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S


Total credit hours: 60

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American Bar Association approved.

Purpose: Basic information is presented to prepare students for employment in the paralegal field or to meet the requirements for promotion and additional career responsibility. Students are able to choose one of the following areas of concentration: general practice, business or litigation. Paralegal courses are taught by judges, practicing attorneys and experts in the field, with an emphasis on practical applications. Employment projections suggest that the paralegal field will be one of the fastest-growing career areas during the next several years. Students may enroll either full- or part-time and courses are offered in day, evening and weekend formats.

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Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 111-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 OR
ENG 115-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 for Non-Native Speakers OR
ENG 121-Composition and Literature 
Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the English composition general education requirements.
3 credit hours    
MAT 100-The Nature of Mathematics 
or more advanced mathematics GER if qualified
3 credit hours    
Computer Technology GER 
4 credit hours    
LGS 111-Introduction to Paralegal Studies  3 credit hours     
LGS 253-Business Law 1  3 credit hours     


Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 112-Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 OR
ENG 116-Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 for Non-Native Speakers 
OR Elective (must have 60 credits for graduation)
3 credit hours    
COM 111-Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR
COM 116-Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers 
3 credit hours    
LGS 141-Electronic Legal Research 
1 credit hour     
LGS 143-Legal Research and Writing 1 
3 credit hours     
LGS 170-Civil Procedure 
3 credit hours     
LGS 215-Criminal Law  3 credit hours     


Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Biological & Physical Science GER 
4 credit hours    
LGS 160-Domestic Relations 
3 credit hours     
LGS 171-Tort Law 
3 credit hours     
LGS 216-Criminal Evidence and Procedure  3 credit hours     


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
LGS 112-Law Office Practice and Technology 
3 credit hours     
LGS 144-Legal Research and Writing 2 
3 credit hours     
LGS 210-Legal Ethics 
3 credit hours     
Health/Fitness/Wellness GER 
3 credit hours    
SOC 111-Introduction to Sociology 
3 credit hours     


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