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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal Studies Concentration, Arts and Sciences, A.A.


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The Paralegal Studies Program provides a sequence of courses for students who plan to continue in paralegal studies at an upper division institution. The program includes electives in administration of justice, business, history, and political science. Students should identify an intended transfer institution as early as possible and complete appropriate courses.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3   ENG 102
or
ENG 112
Composition and Literature
or
Technical Writing I
3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3   Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science
(of your two Science requirements, one must have a lab)
3
PLS 101 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
PLS 102 Legal Research 3   PLS 103 Legal Writing and Documents 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3   PLS 104 Principles of Litigation 3
Gen Ed Diversity 3   PLS 207 Real Estate Law 3
Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science
(of your two Science requirements, one must have a lab)
4   PLS 203 Domestic Relations 3
PLS 105 Contracts and Torts 3   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3   Elective Choose in consultation with advisor 2
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   14

General Education Requirements (31-33 Credits)


Arts/Humanities


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Biological/Physical Science


Diversity


English


Mathematics


Restricted Electives (6 Credits)


 Electives should be selected in consultation with the coordinator of the Paralegal Program to satisfy career goals or a transfer advisor and the transfer institution.  Select two courses in different disciplines from the following list:

Free Electives (1-2 Credits)


In order to meet the degree requirements of 60 credits, some students may need an additional 1 or 2 credits of free electives.  Electives should be selected in consultation with the coordinator of the Paralegal Program to satisfy career goals or a transfer advisor and the transfer institution.  Some recommended courses to consider are listed below.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)


Note:


Students who have been convicted of certain crimes may be precluded from employment in this field and may affect internship placement. Please discuss concerns with the program coordinator.

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