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BTAC 109 - Legal Terminology

Credits: 3
Equips students for further legal studies such as legal transcription, legal office work, paralitigation, and/or court reporting technologies. Emphasizes Latin as a basis for many legal terms.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for READ 104  or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Recognize and understand the meaning and usage of relevant legal terms through analysis of roots, prefixes, and suffixes of Latin derivation.
  2. Use correct legal terminology within the context of given legal scenarios.
  3. Read, pronounce, spell, and write legal terms correctly.
  4. Work cooperatively and effectively in group discussions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Implement calculator/computer technology to solve problems.
  2. Integrate Microsoft Office software applications to present information in a meaningful manner.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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