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National College Credit Recommendation Service
American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Tort Concepts (111)
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Approximately 19 hours of structured independent study.
Instructional delivery format:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the fundamental tort concepts necessary to understand and apply specific liability theories and defenses and describe the essential elements of tort law and explain the concepts of duty, foreseeability, proximate cause, joint tort feasors, negligence, intent and liability without fault in terms of common law and statutory modifications.
Major topics are: duty; foreseeability; and proximate cause. 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 Law, Torts, or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 111, 112, and 115 constitute 3 semester hours in Torts.