In some semesters the College offers special studies courses, of one to four credits, that are designed to give variety to the present curriculum and reflect current interests. Special studies courses are offered by almost all of the College's academic departments. The specific topic to be covered is announced at the time a special studies course is scheduled, along with any applicable enrollment requirements or prerequisites. Up to 12 credits of special studies courses may be applied to a student's program, insofar as they fit into the program requirements. (A special studies course may be repeated if a different specific topic is offered.) Special studies courses that are later approved as on-going courses in substantially the same form will not be counted toward the 12-credit limit.