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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 13 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the principal and agent relationship; identify an agency relationship and determine the liability of the principal for the agent's acts; discuss special circumstances as independent contractors, joint enterprise, ratification and the family purpose doctrine; and discuss various relationships, rules and defenses which are applied in claims between principal and agent.

Instruction:

Major topics are: direct and vicarious liability; independent contractors; ratification. 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, Business Law or Business Organizations (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 113 and 114 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Agency.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 16 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the rules of law applicable to situations where the personal property of one person is in the care, custody and control of others; discuss the Law of Bailments and the relationship between bailor and bailee; and interpret the Law of Innkeepers and the Law of Carriers.

Instruction:

Major topics are: Law of Claims arising out of property in care, custody and control of others. 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, Business Law or Business Organizations (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 113 and 114 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Agency.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 24 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss basic principles governing the obligations and rights involved in contracts; discuss and utilize court decisions and statutes affecting insurance claims; effectively consult with attorneys in the negotiation and settlement of claims; and interpret various types of contracts with awareness of the basic law governing obligations of a contract.

Instruction:

Major topics are: offer, acceptance, consideration; hold harmless; exculpatory clauses; remedies, defenses and releases. 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, Contracts, Business Law, or Introduction to Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 110 and 115 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Contracts.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the basic types of damages and how they can be proved; evaluate claims efficiently and determine the nature and extent of recoverable damages; understand basic types of damages and how they can be proven; and describe recent changes in the law concerning the award of punitive damages, the collateral source rule and claims for loss of spousal and parent-child consortium.

Instruction:

Major topics are: classification of damages; punitives; caps; mitigation; evaluation. 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 or Tort Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 110 and 115 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Contracts. NOTE: Courses 115 and 116 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Damages. NOTE: Courses 111, 112, and 115 constitute 3 semester hours in Torts.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the concepts of subrogation, indemnification and contribution; apply the basic principles of the Law of Subrogation pertaining to loss; and explain the method of paying claims fairly and minimize the company's losses.

Instruction:

Major topics are: recovery of claim-loss payments; indemnification and contribution. 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 (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 115 and 116 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Damages.

Location:
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length:
Approximately 19 hours of structured independent study.
Dates:
May 2004 - Present.
Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:

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.

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.
Objectives:

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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