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Course Number: LGLA 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Elder Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of elder law, including financial and estate planning, public benefits, health care, personal planning and protection, and consumer protection emphasizing the paralegal's role in elder law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Legal Research and Writing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College-level ready in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Presents the fundamentals of legal research and writing emphasizing the paralegal's role including resources and processes used in legal research and writing. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents legal terminology relating to substantive areas of law and the federal and state judicial systems. Emphasizes the paralegal's role in the legal system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Paralegal Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the paralegal profession including, professional regulation, trends and issues, ethical obligations, and the paralegal's role in the delivery of legal services. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Law Office Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer technology and software applications within the law office emphasizing the paralegal's role in the use of law office technology. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Employment Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents the fundamental concepts of employment law, including employment contracts, at-will employment, governmental regulations, and discrimination issues, emphasizing the paralegal's role in employment law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Bankruptcy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of bankruptcy law and procedure are presented including individual and business liquidation and reorganization with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Civil Litigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation and emphasizes the paralegal's role in civil litigation. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Contracts

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of contract law including formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code with emphasis on the paralegal's role in contract law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of the law of wills, trusts, and probate administration emphasizing the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Family Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of family law including formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, martial property, and the parent-child relationship with emphasis on the paralegal's role in family law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Immigration Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of immigration law including substantive and procedural law related to visa applications, deportation, naturalization, and citizenship emphasizing the paralegal's role in immigration law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Legal Assistant/Paralegal

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (2 Lec., 16 Ext.)


Course Number: LGLA 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Torts and Personal Injury Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of tort and personal injury law including intentional torts, negligence, and strick liability are presented with emphasis on the paralegal's role in tort and personal injury law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Real Property

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of real property law including the nature of real property, rights and duties of ownership, land use, voluntary and involuntary conveyances, and the recording of and searching for real estate documents emphasizing the paralegal's role in real property law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Business Organizations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Basic concepts of business organizations including law of agency, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other emerging business entities with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Criminal Law and Procedure

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Oil and Gas Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Intellectual Property

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents the fundamentals of intellectual property law including creation, procurement, preparation, and filing of documents related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and the processes of intellectual property litigation. Emphasizes the paralegal's role in intellectual property law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Legal Research and Writing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Builds on previous legal research and writing courses and covers standard and electronic research techniques and preparation of complex legal documents with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Civil Litigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course provides opportunities to implement advanced civil litigation techniques and builds upon skills acquired in prior civil litigation courses with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Common law and statutory civil litigation concepts, ethical obligations of the paralegal assisting in civil litigation work, alternative dispute resolution processes, are reviewed. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Legal Assistant/Paralegal

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (2 Lec.,16 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.