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American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Automobile Insurance Principles (610)

Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 15 hours of structured independent study.
Dates: 
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the different types of auto insurance; discuss the basic principles that govern personal and commercial auto policies; describe how to interpret policy language; and discuss the creation and termination of auto insurance contracts.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: the impact of state regulation on auto insurance; choice of law; policy forms; how to identify the insured auto; insurable interest; insuring agreement in auto policies; and handling auto claims. In addition to the textbook produced by AEI, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate-level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Automobile Insurance, Principles of Insurance or Insurance Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

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