Darton State College Catalog 2014-2015 - page 371

2420 Fieldwork Experience Level II B
Full-time fieldwork experience following the completion of all didactic course
work. The fieldwork program involves students in experiences with clients,
patients, therapists, and others in the health care community. Participation in
Level II fieldwork placements allows application of classroom theory and
academic knowledge base. The fieldwork will be available in various settings
providing opportunities for experience with diverse patient/client populations.
The student fieldwork intern will experience various service delivery models
reflective of current practice in the profession. Fieldwork internships are carried
out in accordance with contractual agreements with health care facilities. Level II
fieldwork internships are an integral part of the educational process and must be
successfully completed within 18 months of the end of the didactic course work.
Prerequisite: Completion of all didactic course work.
Offered: Fall.
PARA 1110 Introduction to the Paralegal Profession
This course introduces the paralegal profession and the structure, function, and
procedures of the legal system. Courtroom procedures, preparation of
documents, case analysis, legal reasoning, career opportunities, certification,
and professional affiliations will be explored with an emphasis on issues of ethics
and confidentiality.
Corequisite: Minimum COMPASS reading score of 74 or enrollment in READ
Prerequisite: None.
Offered: Fall.
PARA 1120 The Understanding of Law
This course provides an introduction to the substantive areas of law, including
contracts, property, torts, estates and probate, and criminal law, with an
emphasis on developing practical paralegal skills. Students will analyze complex
factual scenarios and will develop basic legal research and writing skills.
Corequisite: Minimum COMPASS reading score of 74 or enrollment in READ
0099, and PARA 1110.
Prerequisite: None.
Offered: Fall semester, odd years.
PARA 1130 Legal Research and Writing
This course provides an introduction to legal research techniques using primary
and secondary authorities and writing various legal documents. Students will
develop legal research skills through the use of traditional resources and
computerized legal research software. Preparing and writing legal documents
relating to legal research will be emphasized.
Corequisite: Minimum COMPASS reading score of 74 or enrollment in READ
Corequisite: PARA 1110 or permission of program director.
Offered: Spring.
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