District Syllabus
PLA1273
Torts I


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: PLA1003 The Legal Profession
Catalog Description: In depth coverage of the law of intentional torts, negligence, strict liability and related defenses. Other topics covered malpractice, insurance, and other business torts.
Required Materials: Books:
  • L.L. Edwards, J.S. Edwards, and P.K. Wells. Tort Law, 5 ed., Cengage Learning, 2011. ISBN: 9781111312152
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.  Determine the application of such doctrines as joint liability, 
contribution, indemnity, and apportionment of damages to Florida 
automobile insurance law.

2.  Understand how Florida automobile insurance law works.

3.  Explain how Florida's Worker's Compensation Law functions.

4.  Understand the basic concepts of administrative law.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be performed:

1.  Determine the existence of personal injury protection coverage 
in Florida's no fault insurance environment.

2.  Understand the type and application of available coverage in a 
Florida automobile insurance policy.

3.  Explain the basic provisions of Florida's compensation law.

4.  Understand the rulemaking, investigative, and adjudicatory 
functions of administrative agencies.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.