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English as a Second Language (two sessions of six weeks each)

The ESL department can be reached at 860.768.4399

ESL 051 English as a Second Language— Low Intermediate

This course is intended for students to develop basic language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking that will enable them to progress to more advanced courses in the ELI program in preparation for academic studies. Students read a variety of short texts and write well organized paragraphs. Through group work, students improve fluency and understanding of spoken English discourse, understand and utilize patterns of organization in writing, and develop reading speed while maintaining comprehension.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL (PBT/iBT) score of 390/29–450/45 or permission of the instructor.

7/9-8/1631157MTWRF & MTWRM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 3200Staff

ESL 052 English as a Second Language—High Intermediate

This course is designed for students to increase and develop English-language proficiency. Various texts are introduced to help students develop strategies for reading for understanding of main ideas, details, and vocabulary. Course work helps students read more quickly and understand the writer’s ideas more easily. Students study particular grammatical structures, practice them in various activities, and apply them to specific communication and written tasks. The course helps students to speak and write with more confidence and fewer grammatical mistakes and teaches strategies for improving grammar outside of class.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL (PBT/iBT) scores of 451/46–499/60 and/or successful completion of ESL 051

7/9-8/1630491MTWRFM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 4220Staff

ESL 053 English as a Second Language—Advanced

The purpose of this course is to help students attain mastery of the English language in order to achieve academic success at the university level. Students build strategies for improving reading speed and comprehension while improving vocabulary. They focus on the structure of American English as it is used for reading, writing, and speaking, especially in an academic context. Students listen to lectures and take notes, give oral presentations, and participate in group discussions. Focus is on several forms of academic writing: journal, summary, and essay writing. Scholarly reports or research papers are also introduced.
Prerequisite(s): TOEFL (PBT/iBT) score of 500/61–549/78 and/or successful completion of ESL 052.

7/9-8/1630591MTWRFM-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., M-R 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.A 4240Staff

Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies department can be reached at 860.768.5463.

LAH 220 (Probate Practice)

3 credit(s)
The study of all aspects of handling estates in the probate court, such as conservator estates, estates of minors, and decedents’ estates, with an emphasis on the preparation and filing of necessary documents. An overview of other areas of jurisdiction in probate courts includes such topics as removal of parental rights, adoption, paternity, termination of parental rights, custody/removal, standby guardians, guardianships, and trusts.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 (minimum grade of C).

05/21-07/1133649 S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 320 3Hajosy

LAH 250 (Legal Research & Writing I)

3 credit(s)
Training in the use of primary and secondary sources of the law. Study of the legal reasoning process and case and statutory analysis. Updating sources such as Shepard’s will be included. Research and writing skills developed through lectures and assigned library exercises. Hands-on computerized legal research included.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 (minimum grade of C).
Laboratory fee.

6/3-8/531425S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 3213Graziani

LAH 325 (Technology in the Law)

3 credit(s)
All classes are held in the computer lab. Students are exposed to the many ways that computers are being used in legal environments. Areas of exploration include, but are not limited to, hard-disk management, database systems for litigation support, time keeping, spreadsheets for real estate analysis, and computerized legal research.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 and LAH 250 (minimum grade of C required in each of these courses), or permission of instructor.
Laboratory fee.

05/21-07/11 33636S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 4203Valllen

LAH 320 (Administrative Practice & Procedure)

3 credit(s)
The study of administrative law and agency practice, powers of administrative agencies, and judicial review of agency decisions. The course includes studying a particular procedural and substantive area of administrative law and participating in a mock agency hearing.
Prerequisite(s): LAH 201 and LAH 250 (minimum grade of C required in each of these courses).



07/16-08/30 33662S9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.A 4243Dillon