250 Personal Injury Practice (3)
An examination of tort, workers compensation and insurance law as it relates to personal injury. On demand. Prerequisite: LAS 210.
300 Interviewing and Investigation (3)
An in-depth study of principles, methods and investigative techniques utilized to locate, gather, document and disseminate information The emphasis will be on developing interviewing and investigating skills intended to prepare the legal assistant to communicate effectively. On demand.
350 Law of Evidence (3)
Introduction to the law of evidence in Federal and State (Tennessee) Courts including the purpose and construction; burden of proof; admissibility and presumptions; relevancy; privileges and hearsay. On demand. Prerequisite: LAS 235.
360 Law Office Management and Computer Applications (3)
A study of the techniques and approaches for the efficient operation of a law office through the utilization of computer software programs. Fall semester. Prerequisites: LAS 101 and Computer Science 110.
390 Advanced Legal Research and Writing (3)
Utilization of traditional and computerized legal research methods in written assignments. Emphasis is on the analysis of fact situations, methods of effective research and use of legal materials in working practical problems; examination of basic and advanced search techniques using the major legal databases Lexis and Westlaw. Spring semester. Prerequisites: LAS 210 and Computer Science 110.
400 Intellectual Property Law (3)
The law of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets including the search, selection, registration and transfer process. United States and International intellectual property laws discussed. On demand. Prerequisites: LAS 101 and 225 or approval of instructor.
410 Employment Law (3)
A study of employer/employee law in the United States discussing the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, unfair labor practices, unions, strikes, discrimination, sexual harassment, and employee privacy. On demand. Prerequisites: LAS 101 and 235 or approval of instructor.
420 Legal Issues in Health Care (3)
Study of the laws applicable to health care including access to health care services, the organization of health care, medical malpractice, and current issues in the medical field. On demand. Prerequisites: LAS 101 and 235 or approval of instructor.
425 Legal Aspects of Non-Profit Management (3)
See Human Service Management 425.
435 Litigation II (3)
Detailed analysis and practice of pretrial discovery, pretrial motions, evidence, trial preparation, assistance at trial motions and post-trial motions. Spring semester. Prerequisite: LAS 235.
470 Legal Assistant Internship (3-6)
Internship to give the student experience in a selected area of legal specialization under the supervision of an attorney. Students with credit for LAS 001 may substitute 2 legal specialty courses for these hours. Students who have completed a prior legal assistant internship for credit hours may substitute 1 legal specialty course for 3 hours of LAS 470. Every semester. Prerequisite: senior standing or approval of coordinator.
471 Legal Ethics and Professionalism (3)
An integrative seminar emphasizing ethical and related issues common to legal assistant theory practice and procedures. Spring semester. Prerequisite: senior standing or approval of coordinator.
480 Virtual Explorations in Community Problem Solving (3)
Uses simulation to explore various approaches to problem solving and community collaboration. Focuses on skill areas of system thinking, conflict management, decision making and leadership. Important features are the interdisciplinary focus and multiple perspectives brought by students and faculty, and the use of the web to support learning objectives.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. See Departmental Honors.
497r Independent Research (1-4)
498r Independent Studies (1-4)
499r Special Topics (1-4)
Professor Ziad Keilany, Head
The economics curriculum is designed to prepare students for a successful career in different sectors of the economy. This is accomplished by offering a B.A. as well as B.S. in economics. The B.A. degree provides flexibility in course offerings and requires study of a foreign language. The B.S. degree, on the other hand, stresses mathematics and analysis.
1204 - Economics (B.A.)
- General Education (see list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: English 121, 122 (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: Economics 201* (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines (6 hours)
- Foreign Language: Through second college year in one foreign language.
- Completion of a minor with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.
Major and Related Courses
- 18 hours in economics including 101, 102, 201, 324, 325, and 453
- 15 hours from the following: Economics 301, 306, 317, 404, 415 or 416 (not both), 417, 425, 426, 429, 430, 444, 450, 452, 455, 460, 465, 470, 495r, 497r, 498r, 499r
- English 277 or 279
- Computer Science 110
- 2.0 average in all economics courses.
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses.
- Electives to complete 120 hours.
- An economics major may earn a maximum of 30 credit hours in the College of Business. This limit does not apply to students seeking the double major or degree in business and economics.
- Additional requirements.
*Also satisfies requirement in the major.
Also satisfies general education requirement.