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

Tort Theories and Defenses (112)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 23 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: apply tort theories and defenses to specific torts; identify the appropriate defense to tort liability; understand theories and defenses associated with various tort claims; and understand the law that governs tort claims.

Instruction: 

Major topics are: premises liability; emotional distress. 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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law, Torts, Business Law or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 111, 112, and 115 constitute 3 semester hours in Torts.

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