Paralegal/Legal Studies
Articulation
Agreement
between
ATLANTA
TECH
N
ICAL
COLLEGE
and
Atlanta Technical College
and
Clayton State University are entering into
this Articulation Agreement
on
May
25,
2017,
in
order to articulate the
course offerings
in
their Paralegal Studies
and
Legal Studies programs,
respectively. So that:
Atlanta Technical College students who complete certain
requirements
as
specified
in
this Articulation Agreement may gain
admittance to Clayton State University, and
Atlanta Technical College students who are admitted to Clayton State
University pursuant
to
this Agreement may
be
assured that the
courses specified
in
this Agreement will transfer
to
Clayton State
University, and
Atlanta Technical College students who are admitted to Clayton State
University will
be
aware of what courses they must take
in
order to
earn a Bachelor of Science
in
Legal Studies.
In
establishing this Articulation Agreement between Atlanta Technical
_ College and Clayton State University, the two parties agree as follows:
Agreement
in
Principle:
Both parties agree to extend their best efforts to ensure that the transition
for A.A.S. graduates of the Paralegal Studies program at SACSCOC
accredited TCSG technical college, Atlanta Technical College, to the ABA-
approved
B.S.
in
Legal Studies program at Clayton State University will
be
as smooth
as
possible for the students choosing to
do
so.
This
Paralegal/Legal Studies program articulation is designed to minimize loss
of credit and course duplication. Both parties enter into this Articulation
Agreement
as
cooperating, equal partners with the responsibility to
maintain the integrity of their separate programs, to remain true to their
institutional missions, and to maintain the spirit of this Articulation
Agreement.
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Agreement on Communication:
Atlanta Technical College and Clayton State University agree to cooperate
in
communicating with each other
and
with their publics concerning the
articulation relationship between the two institutions. Communications may
include common publications
and
announcements concerning their
affiliation and the specific joint programs. Announcements of this
articulation, of changes
in
the relationship, and of new programs will have a
coordinated release to the public from both institutions. The institutions will
encourage the dissemination of information about programs
in
this
agreement with interested and qualified students, with both institutions
providing advising and counseling to prospective students.
Agreement on Accreditation:
This Articulation Agreement is made contingent
on
both parties maintaining
all
applicable program and institution accreditations, including both
SACSCOC accreditation and ABA approval or AAfPE institutional
membership.
In
the event of a loss of accreditation
by
either party, the
other party may terminate this Articulation Agreement upon written notice.
Agreement on Program Specifics:
The Paralegal/Legal Studies program detail shall
be
attached to this
document and made a part hereof. Program detail will indicate each of the
following:
The specific courses to
be
taken at Atlanta Technical College needed
to complete the Associate of Applied Science
in
Paralegal Studies;
The Atlanta Technical College/Clayton State University equivalence
between courses that transfer pursuant
to
this agreement;
The specific courses to
be
taken at Clayton State University to
complete the ABA-approved Bachelor of Science
in
Legal Studies;
and
Other student performance criteria (e.g., course grades, overall
GPA).
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It
is
agreed
by
both parties that any Atlanta Technical College student who
has successfully completed
all
requirements indicated
in
the program detail
will, upon application,
be
accepted at Clayton State University and may
transfer the credits referenced
in
that program detail toward the relevant
program degree at Clayton State University.
Agreement on Maintenance and Review:
At
least one administrative or faculty member will
be
appointed from each
participating institution to act
as
primary point of contact and agent for this
Articulation Agreement, to speak for the institution
and
to communicate
details and modifications
to
respective faculty, advisors and others with
interest at the individual institutions.
In
the event that either institution elects or is required to amend the
Program Detail, each party agrees to make every effort to accommodate
the needs of the other party such that the articulation may
be
preserved.
In
the event that either institution makes changes to courses or curriculum,
the other party will
be
informed
in
writing
and
given the opportunity to
review the changes and amend the agreement
in
writing as needed
in
order to make certain that equivalent learning outcomes are being
met.
Regular review of program sub-agreements, at intervals to
be
set
by
the
two institutions, and
in
no
case less frequently than every three years, will
be
required. Termination of the agreement may
be
invoked
by
either party
with two years' written notice. Students who begin a program prior
to
termination will
be
given three additional years to complete the Atlanta
Technical College portion and to
be
admitted to Clayton State University.
Both institutions agree to provide whatever data is needed
by
the other
institution to support accreditation requirements.
The authorized representatives of each party signify their acceptance and
approval of the terms of this Articulation Agreement
by
signing where
indicated.
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Signatures:
Atlanta Technical College
Dr.
Victoria
Seals
President, Atlanta
Technical
College
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Dr. rray
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Vice
President
for
Academic
Affairs
Clayton State Univer
sity
Dr.
Tim
Hynes
Presid nt, Clayton tate
University
D.
Kevin Dem i
Provost
&
Vice
President
for
Academic
Affairs
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Atlanta
Technical College
and
Clayton
State
University
Articulation
Agreement
In
red:
Courses
curren
tl
y
offered
at
A
tl
anta
Technica
l
College
(ATC)
which
can
be
taken
towards
meeting
requ
i
remen
ts
of
this
agreement
C
la
yton State Uni
ve
rs
it
y (
CSU)
transfer
e
qui
va
lents a
re
s
hown
on
right
of
each
ATC
course.
* A
ccepte
d
coursewor
k b
etween
USG
an
d
TCSG
Atlanta
Technical College
Equivalent
Area A -
Es
sential Skills
Al.
Two
Composition
Courses
ENGL
II
OI*
Compositi
on
and Rhetoric
ENGL 1102* Literature and Composition
A2.
One
Mathematics
Course
From
Among
MATH I I 0 I* Mathematical Modeling
MATH
1111
* College Algebra
MATH 11
12
College Trigonometry
MATH 11
13*
Pre-Calculus
Cr.
Hrs.
..,
.)
3
3
3
3
3
CSU
Equivalent
for B.S. in Legal Studies
LOWER
DIVISION COURSE
REQUIREMENTS
Area A - Essential Skills - 9 hours required
Al.
Two Composition
Courses
ENGL
11
01 Compos
iti
on I
ENGL 1102 Composition
II
A2.
One
Mathematics
Course
From
Among
MATH
1101
Mathematical Modeling
MATH 1
111
Co
ll
ege Algebra
MATH 1112 Trigonometry
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus
60
Cr.
Hrs
.
..,
.)
3
3
.,
.)
.,
.)
..,
.)
Area B - Critical Thinking
and
Communicat
Bl.
B2.
One
or
Two For·eign
Language
or
Communication
SPCH 1
10
1 * Public Spea
ki
ng
ion
Cr.
Hrs
.
3
Area B - Critical Thinking and Communication
5-6
hours required
Bl.
One
Critical
Thinking
Course
B2.
One
or
Two
Foreign
Language
or
Communication Course(s)
COMM 1110
Sp
oken Communication
Cr.
Hrs.
3
Area
C-
Humanities - 6 hours
Cr.
Hr
s.
Area
C
-Humanities-
6 hours required
Cr
.
Hrs
.
Cl.
One
Literature,
Philosophy,
or
Foreign
Language
ENGL 2130 * American Literature
C2.
One
Fine
Arts
or
Intermediate
foreign
Course
as
Between
HUMN 1
10
1*
Intro to Humanities
ARTS 1
10
1 *
Art Appreciation
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics and
Teclmolozy
Dl.
Two
Science
Courses
and
One
Lab
BIOL 1111/L * Biology I & Lab
D2.
One
Science,
Math
or
Technology
Course
MATH 1127*
Introduction to Statistics
MATH 1112 College Trigonometry
MATH 1
113*
Pre-Calculus
.,
.)
3
3
Cr
.
Hr
s.
3/1
3
.,
.)
.,
.)
Clayton State University Requirement
Cl.
One
Literature,
Philosophy,
or
Foreign
Language
Course
ENGL 2131 American Literature I
C2.
One
Fine
Arts
or
Intermediate
foreign
Course
from among
HUMN 1000B Intro to Humanities
ARTS 1000B
Att
Appreciati on
Area
D-
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
and
Teclmolozy
-10-11
hours required
Dl.
Two
Science Courses
and
One
Lab
BIOL
11
11
/L
Intro
du
ctory
Bi
ology I & Lab
D2. Science,
Math
or
Technology
MATH
1231
Introductory Sta
ti
st
ics
MATH 1112 Tri
go
nometry
MATH 1
113
Pre-
Ca
lcu
lus
.,
.)
Cr
.
Hrs.
..,
.)
3
3
3/1
3
3
Area
E-
Social Sciences
-12
hours
El.
One
American
Government
Course
Cr.
Hrs.
Area E - Social Sciences 12 hours required
El.
One
American Government
Course
Cr
.
Hrs.
POLS 1101 *
Am
er
i
ca
n Government
..,
.)
POLS 1101 American Government
...,
.)
E2.
One
World
History
Course
from Among
HIST 1111 * World History I
3
E2. One
World
History Course from
HIST
1111 Survey
of
Pre-Modern World History
3
HIST 11
12*
World History II
E3. One American History Course from
Among
..,
.)
HIST
1112 Survey
ofModern
World
History
E3.
One
American History
Course
from
Among
3
HIST 2111 *
US
History I
..,
.)
HIST 21 11 Survey
of
US History to 1877
..,
.)
HIST 2112*
US
History
II
3
HIST
2112 Survey
ofUS
History since
Reconstruction
...,
.)
E4.
One
Behavioral Sciences
Course
from
Among
E4.
One
Behavioral Sciences
Course
from
Among
PSYC 1101
*Introductory
Psychology
3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI
11
01 * Introduction to Sociology
3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
3
Area F - Major Specific Electives
Cr.
Hrs.
Area
F-
Major Specific Electives
-18
hours
required
Cr.
Hrs.
Fl.
PARA
1101 Introduction to
Law
and Ethics
3
Fl.
PARA
11
01
Introduction
to
Law & Ethics
...,
.)
F2.
PARA
1130 Civil Litigation
3
F2.
PARA
2203 Civil Litigation
...,
.)
F3. PARA 1 1 05 & PARA 1 11 0 - Legal Research
& Legal Writing I
&
II
F4
. PARA 1150 Contracts,
Co
mmercial
Law
and
Business Organizations
6
...,
.)
F3.
PARA
2205 Legal Research &
Wr
iting
F4.
PARA
2209 Business Organizations
...,
.)
3
FS. FS.
PARA
2211 Computers
in
the
Law
3
F6.
PARA
1 145
Law
Office Management
...,
.)
F6
.
PARA
2235
Law
Office Ski
ll
s 3
UPPER
DIVISION COURSE
REQUIREMENTS
60
Lower Division Major Electives
Four
Courses from Among
PARA 1125 Criminal
Law
& Criminal Procedure
...,
.)
Lower Division Major Electives
-12
hours
required
PARA
2207 Criminal Litigation 3
PARA 1120 Real Estate
Law
PARA 1200 Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor
Relations
3
3
PARA
2213
Rea
l Estate Law
PARA
2221 Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor
Relations
3
3
PARA 1135 Wills, Trusts, Probate and
Administration
3
PARA
2223 Wi
ll
s, Trusts and Probate Law
3
PARA 1115 Family
Law
3
PARA
2225 Family
Law
...,
.)
PARA
12
10 Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare
PARA
12
15 Administrative
Law
3
...,
.)
PARA
2227 Health Care
Law
PARA
2231 Administrative
Law
3
3
Upper Division Major
Requirements-
21
hours
required
Upper Division Related Electives-
27
hours
required
Total Possible
Hours
Transferable
=64
hours
Total
Hours
for Degree=120
hours
MINIMUM 2.0
GPA
IS REQUIRED
TO
EARN
DEGREE
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12
Notes:
The total
of
120 hours required for
CSU's
B.S., Legal Studies degree consists
of
60 lower
division course hours and
60
upper division course hours (see attached CSU curriculum
worksheet).
Of
the
total64
possible hours transferable from ATC, 48 are currently a part
of
ATC's
A.A.S. curriculum (see attached ATC advisement sheet). CSU will award credit for the
remainder
of
the courses
if
a student has completed them successfully at ATC.
Of
the courses listed on the attached A TC advisement sheet, the following classes will
NOT be accepted for transfer credit for the B.S. at CSU:
o ECON 1101-Principles ofEconomics
o COMP 1000-Intro to Computers
o PARA 1140-TortLaw
o PARA 1205-Constitutional Law
o PARA 2210-Parelegal Internship I, and
o PARA 2215-Paralegal Internship II.
For transfer credit, all paralegal studies courses require a C or better.
At least ten credit hours or equivalent
of
legal specialty courses must be taken through
traditional classroom instruction at A TC and CSU; and,
Transfer students must comply with CSU residency requirements as contained in the
CSU catalog.
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