These courses are designed to permit investigation of topics not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content, hours, and unit credit to be determined by the instructor in relation to community/student interest and/or available staff. Special Topic Courses may be offered as a seminar, lecture, or laboratory class. Individual course descriptions approved by the Curriculum Committee are on file in Office of Instruction. Special Topics 128 and 148 transfer to CSU and UC. (UC maximum credit allowed: 3.3 semester units per term, 6 units total, in any or all appropriate subject areas combined. Granting of credit by a UC campus contingent on evaluation of course outline.)
Special Topics 98-128-148
48-54 hours lecture
Prerequisites for Special Topics courses will be in keeping with the California Administrative Code, Title 5 regulations on open classes, and any prerequisites will be based on terms of performance or specific knowledge necessary to successful performance in the class.
Note: UC credit for special topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the course by the enrolling UC campus. This usually occurs after transfer and may require recommendations from faculty. UC does not grant credit for special topics courses in Journalism, Photography, Health, Business Administration, Architecture, Administration of Justice (Criminology) or Library Departments because of credit restrictions in these areas.