2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 286

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JOURNALISM
Digital VideoPracticum
JOUR 230
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: JOUR 130 or instructor approval.
Course for students towork independently on assigned and personal digital video projects.Output could be used for campusWeb and other
vehicles, such asTMCC JournalismWebPages, podcasts, andPublic InformationOffice productions. Coursewould emphasize portfolio
building for students.
Internship inJournalism
JOUR 290
3.00
Prerequisite: JOUR 203.
Acourse for advanced journalism students that provides credit for professional experience under appropriate supervision.
LAW/PARALEGAL
Fundamentalsof Law I
LAW 101
3.00
Prerequisite: None
(Legal Specialty course)Relationship and delineation of the function and responsibility of the legal assistant, the attorney and the client;
survey of substantive areas of the law; structure of the legal system; basic legal terminology; ethics and liability of the legal profession.
Special TopicsLegalAssistant
LAW 198
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101.
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Real Property
LAW 203
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course)Discussion of real property law, including landlord/tenant law, deeds of trust and foreclosures. The coursewill
also cover the practical application of practice in these areas.
Torts
LAW 204
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course) An overview of tort law. Concepts to be discussed include intentional torts, strict liability, negligence, proximate
cause, re ipsa loquitur, comparative responsibility, premises liability, product liability, professional negligence andworker's compensation.
Contracts
LAW 205
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course)Asurvey of contract law. Discussion of the essential elements of contracts, with special emphasis placed on the
practical analysis of contracts. Discussion on the filing of a complaint for breach of contract. Also, discussion of debtor/creditor rights.
CaseAnalysis
LAW 206
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better.
(Legal Specialty course) This course is designed to take students through cases systematically, enabling them to identify the procedural
history, critical facts, legal issues, court holdings, rationale and dicta. The studentwill also be able to assimilate these components into a
brief ormemo. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem of
Higher Education (NSHE).
Procedure - Civil
LAW 231
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course) Emphasis on jurisdiction of the court system inNevada. Discussion of complaints, summons, answers,
supplemental pleadings.Will also cover pretrial tactics,motions, exceptions, venue, discovery, depositions and summary judgments.
Procedure - Criminal
LAW 232
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course)An overview of the procedure involved in criminal cases. Includes a discussion of complaints, indictments, writs
of habeas corpus, trialmotions and post-conviction remedies.
BusinessStructures
LAW 233
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course)Asurvey of corporate, partnership and agency law. Discussion of some types of employment law. The drafting of
corporate and partnership agreementswill also be covered.
Bankruptcy
LAW 251
3.00
Prerequisite: LAW 101witha grade of "B" or better, 206, 259 and261. This course can be taken concurrentlywith LAW 259.
(Legal Specialty course) This coursewill provide a basic knowledge of bankruptcy law, with emphasis on understanding the schedules,
preparing proofs of claims andmotion practicewithin the bankruptcy court.

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