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REAL-100 - Real Estate Principles - Terrel A Miller, PH.D.

Course:Real Estate Principles
Professor:Terrel A Miller, PH.D.
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


    Hello and Welcome! – REAL 100 is the foundation course that provides a review of many aspects of California real estate from appraisal to disclosures to financing to taxes…and more!  This is a required course to sit for the California Real Estate Sales exam and is a great primer for those who are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about the process.  I have been an active real estate broker 30+ years and have been teaching the pre-licensing courses for over 20 years.  I have been known to break out in song during class ?.

Course Description

This course includes a broad sweep of California real estate basics providing a foundation for the new licensee as well as the “real estate curious”.  During the lectures, I am very open to questions or clarifications needed that pertain to the topic or topics previously covered during the semester.

What to Expect in this Course

 Here are the activities you can expect to engage in during a semester in your class. – There is an online quiz for each chapter, as well as a Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-7) and a Final Exam (Chapters 1-15). The quizzes are each 20 questions/20 points and the Midterm is 50 questions/50 points; the Final is 100 questions/100 points.  The quizzes and exams are accessed on the CANVAS dashboard.  It is highly recommended that students read the chapter before the class lecture, hear it in the class lecture and then reading it again, prior to taking the quizzes. 

Types of Assessments

Online quizzes and exams via CANVAS

Textbook Information

The 16th Edition of the text book is important in that the author updated the content to include a chapter on disclosures and advisories, which is key to the profession.  There is no other required course material beyond the textbook and your time.

Other Relevant Course Information

All students on the waitlist will be added.  If a student wants to add the course after the beginning of the semester, an add code will be provided.  Please contact the instructor at the email indicated in this orientation letter ( ).  If you are unable to attend class, please let me know via text (213 718-9852)  or email that you will not be attending that session and that you intend to return to class.  I do not require a “story” or a doctor’s note.

Additional Resources


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Online Education

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 740