Several courses in this catalog are identified in their descriptions as "variable content courses." Variable content courses include any courses, whether or not they can be repeated for additional credit, whose content may be substantially different from one semester to another. Not included in this category are special problems, special projects, readings, and research conducted on a tutorial basis with individual students. Unless otherwise stipulated in the course description, a variable content course may be taken only once for credit.
A student may apply no more than eight hours of variable content courses excluding capstone courses toward an associate degree. For this purpose, variable content is defined as any course having in either its course title or its description any of the following terms: variable content, special topics, issues, mini problems, seminars, projects, independent study or readings.