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1 KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT CERRO COSO COLLEGE PARA C260 COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD 1. DISCIPLINE AND COURSE NUMBER: PARA C COURSE TITLE: Personal Injury and Tort Litigation 3. SHORT BANWEB TITLE: Personal Injury and Tort Lit 4. COURSE AUTHOR: Ama, Suzanne N. 5. COURSE SEATS: - 6. COURSE TERMS: 70 = Fall 7. CROSS-LISTED COURSES: 8. PROPOSAL TYPE: CC Course Revision 9. START TERM: 70 = Fall, C-ID: N/A 11. CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course reviews the practice of tort law. Students are introduced to tort liability issues such as assault and battery, negligence, malpractice, product liability, and defamation. The class provides practice with common documents and procedures used in personal injury and other tort cases. 12. GRADING METHOD Default: S = Standard Letter Grade Optional: P = Pass/No Pass;A = Audit 13. TOTAL UNITS: INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS / UNITS & HOURS: Method Min Min Units Hours Lecture 3 54 Lab 0 0 Activity 0 0 Open Entry/Open Exit 0 0 Volunteer Work Experience 0 0 Paid Work Experience 0 0 Non Standard 0 0 Non-Standard Hours Justification: 15. REPEATABILITY Type: Non-Repeatable Credit 16. MATERIALS FEE: No 17. CREDIT BY EXAM: No 18. CORE MISSION APPLICABILITY: Associate Degree Applicable (AA/AS);Certificate of Achievement (COA);CSU Transfer;Career Technical Education (CTE) 19. STAND-ALONE: No 20. PROGRAM APPLICABILITY Required: Restricted Elective: Elective: Paralegal Studies (AS Degree Program) Paralegal Studies -- (Certificate of Achievement) Paralegal Studies AS (AS Degree Program)

2 Paralegal Studies Cert (Certificate of Achievement) 21. GENERAL EDUCATION APPLICABILITY Local: IGETC: CSU: UC Transfer Course: CSU Transfer Course: California State University, East Bay = POSC 7022: Personal Injury and Tort Litigation California State University, San Bernardino = PLST 372: Tort Law San Francisco State University = PLS 425: Torts 22. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to 1. Define tort law and outline the categories of torts and various components. 2. Prepare relevant documents and outline the procedures of a personal injury and other tort cases. 3. Analyze the elements of negligence and defenses in a negligence case. 4. Define strict liability. 23. REQUISITES Prerequisite: PARA C112 Content Review Students must apply correct methods of legal research to the analysis and application of tort law. 24. DETAILED TOPICAL OUTLINE: Lecture: A. Introduction to Tort Law 1. Definition of torts 2. Introduction to causation 3. Categories of torts B. Tort Litigation 1. Liability and damages 2. Tort complaints 3. Alternative dispute resolution 4. Discovery C. Battery 1. The act of battery 2. Intent 3. Consent and privilege D. Assault 1. The act of assault 2. Harmful or offensive 3. Transferred intent E. Emotional Distress

3 1. Intentional infliction 2. Negligent infliction F. Trespass to chattels 1. Conversion 2. Damages 3. Mistake defense G. Strict Liability 1. Definition 2. Animals 3. Dangerous conditions H. Negligence 1. Introduction to negligence 2. Breach of duty 3. Negligence and insurance I. Negligence: Duty 1. General rule 2. Unforeseeable plaintiff 3. Nonfeasance and special relationships J. Negligence: Breach of duty 1. Standard of care 2. Unreasonableness 3. Violation of a statute 4. Gross negligence K. Negligence: Proximate Cause 1. Cause in fact 2. Test of proximate cause 3. Analyzing proximate cause L. Negligence: Damages 1. Kinds of damages 2. Pain and suffering 3. Property damage 4. Collateral source rule M. Negligence: Defenses 1. Contributory negligence 2. Comparative negligence 3. Assumption of the risk

4 N. Malpractice 1. Medical malpractice 2. Legal malpractice O. Products Liability 1. Categories of defects 2. Misrepresentation 3. Warranties P. Mass Tort Litigation 1. Solicitation of clients 2. Class actions Q. Family Related Torts 1. Wrongful death 2. Prenatal injuries 3. Wrongful birth, pregnancy R. Land Torts 1. Trespass to land 2. Nuisance 3. Negligence liability S. Defamation 1. Defamatory statement 2. Falsity of the statement 3. Publication 4. Damages T. Other Torts 1. Invasion of privacy 2. Misrepresentation 3. Worker s compensation 25. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION--Course instructional methods may include but are not limited to 1. Case Study; 2. Discussion; 3. Lecture; 4. Outside reading; 5. Peer analysis, critique & feedback; 6. Written work; 7. Other Methods: A. Posted Lecture each week B. Group Discussion: Instructor posted questions. C. Individual Essay, Short Answer, or Multiple Choice D. Quiz, Mid-Term and Final Examinations

5 26. OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Out of class assignments may include but are not limited to A. Reading Example: Students read textbook chapter on Negligence. B. Discussion On-Line in conjunction with legal readings of substantive and case law. Students are presented legal questions for research, comment, opinion, and discussion with other students/instructor. C. Examination (multiple choice, true and false, and short answer), Essay based on tort law research and case scenario evaluation. Short Answer Questions based on law application (procedural and substantive). 27. METHODS OF EVALUATION: Assessment of student performance may include but is not limited to A.. Discussion On-Line in conjunction with legal readings of substantive and case law. Students are presented legal questions for research, comment, opinion, and discussion with other students/instructor. B. Case Briefs Students are presented with a malpractice case study and develop case brief. C. Examination (multiple choice, true and false, and short answer), Essay based on tort law research and case scenario evaluation. Short Answer Questions based on law application (procedural and substantive). 28. TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS: Instructional materials may include but are not limited to Textbooks Edwards, L. L., Edwards J. S. & Wells P. K.. (2012) Tort Law, 5th, Delmar Cengage Learning Manuals Periodicals Software Other 29. METHOD OF DELIVERY: Online (purely online no face-to-face contact) ;itv Interactive video = Face to face course with significant required activities in a distance modality ;Online with some required face-to-face meetings ( Hybrid );Face to face; 30. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Law (Masters Required);Legal Assisting; 31. APPROVALS: Origination Date 08/18/2013 Last Outline Revision 04/11/2008 Curriculum Committee Approval 10/04/2013 Board of Trustees 11/14/2013 State Approval 02/26/2014 UC Approval UC Approval Status CSU Approval 30 = Spring 2004 CSU Approval Status Approved IGETC Approval CSU GE Approval IGETC Approval Status CSU GE Approval Status Data Element Changes Data Justification Course Element Changes Course Change Justification

6 Course ID (CB00) CCC TOP Code (CB03) Paralegal*; Course Credit Status (CB04) D - Credit - Degree Applicable; Course Transfer Status (CB05) B = Transferable to CSU only Course Units of Credit Maximum High (CB06): 3 Course Units of Credit Minimum Low (CB07): 3 Course Basic Skills (BS) Status (CB08): N = Course is not a basic skills course. SAM Code (CB09): C = Occupational; Cooperative Education Course Status (CB10): Not part of Coop Work Exp; Course Classification Code (CB11): Not Applicable, Credit Course; Course Special Status (CB13): N - Not Special; CAN Code (CB14): CAN-Code Seq (CB15): Course Prior to College Level (CB21): Not Applicable; Course Non-Credit Category (CB22): Not Applicable, Credit Course; Funding Agency Category (CB23): Not Applicable Course Program Status (CB24): 1 - Program Applicable;

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