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National College Credit Recommendation Service
American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Law of Automobiles (611)
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the law of automobiles and the rights and duties of motorists; apply common law and statutory law to determine liability in auto claims; and discuss the issues to investigate and negotiate in auto claims.
Major topics are: common law and statutory principles which determine the rights and duties of motorists; rules of the road; specific conditions on public highways and private roads; the effect of defenses such as comparative negligence and assumption of risk; dram shop and social host liability. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, 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.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance or Insurance Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 611, 612, and 613 constitute 3 semester hours in Principles of Automobile Insurance.