Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Studies Associate Degree (Major Code: PS13)

Credential: Associate of Applied Science
Campus Location: Athens

Curriculum Outline

General Education

Total Credit Hours:18-19

Area I: Language Arts and Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Area II: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credit Hours:6
PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:3
Students must choose one of the following courses:
ECON 2105Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Area III: Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Students must choose one of the following courses:

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Area IV: Humanities and Fine Arts

Students must choose one of the following courses:

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

ENGL 2310English Literature from the Beginnings to 1700

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

MUSC 2040History of Popular Music

3

Total Credit Hours:3

College Requirement

FSSE 1000First Semester Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Paralegal Studies Core

COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Paralegal Studies Major (Specialty)

PARA 1100Introduction to Law and Ethics

3

PARA 1105Legal Research and Legal Writing I

3

PARA 1110Legal Research and Legal Writing II

3

PARA 1115Family Law

3

PARA 1120Real Estate Law

3

PARA 1125Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

3

PARA 1130Civil Litigation

3

PARA 1135Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Administration

3

PARA 1140Tort Law

3

PARA 1145Law Office Management

3

PARA 1150Contracts, Commercial Law, and Business Organizations

3

PARA 2210Paralegal Internship I

6

PARA 2215Paralegal Internship II

6

Total Credit Hours:45

Paralegal Studies Elective

Students must choose one of the following courses:

PARA 1200Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Relations

3

PARA 1210Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare

3

PARA 1215Administrative Law

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 72-73

The director of registration and records will only consider for transfer credit those Paralegal Studies major courses taken at ABA-approved schools.

Students must complete at least four courses in the Paralegal Studies major specialty category and PARA 2210 and PARA 2215 at Athens Technical College.

Students must take at least 10 semester credit hours in the Paralegal Studies specialty major category in a traditional classroom setting.

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