Gordon Rule

The Gordon Rule requires that prior to receipt of an A.A. Degree from a public community college or university, or prior to entry into the upper division of a public university, a student shall successfully complete the following:

Degree Requirements

Six (6) credits of English and six (6) credits of Humanities courses in which the student will demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. Mathematics (College Algebra Level or higher) - 6 credits.

To meet the requirements of the Communications and Computation Requirement (Gordon Rule), all IRSC A.A. Degreeseeking students will complete:

ENC 1101English Composition I (P)

3 credits

and will select one from the following:

ENC 1102English Composition II (P)

3 credits

ENC 1107Advanced College Writing (P)

3 credits

ENC 2210Technical Communications (P)

3 credits

AML 2010American Literature to 1865 (P)

3 credits

AML 2020American Literature after 1865 (P)

3 credits

ENL 2012English Literature to 1798 (P)

3 credits

ENL 2022English Literature after 1798 (P)

3 credits

LIN 2670Linguistics and English Grammar (P)

3 credits

LIT 2030Introduction to Poetry (P)

3 credits

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance (P)

3 credits

Students will select two of the following Humanities courses demonstrating college-level writing skills through multiple assignments:

AML 2010American Literature to 1865 (P)

3 credits

AML 2020American Literature after 1865 (P)

3 credits

ARH 1000Art Appreciation (P)

3 credits

ARH 2050History of Art (Prehistoric - Gothic) (P)

3 credits

ARH 2051History of Art (Renaissance through Modern) (P)

3 credits

ENC 2133Research Writing (P)

3 credits

ENG 1123History of Film I (P)

3 credits

ENG 1124History of Film II (P)

3 credits

ENL 2012English Literature to 1798 (P)

3 credits

ENL 2022English Literature after 1798 (P)

3 credits

HUM 1233Humanities Literature: Baroque to Present (P)*

3 credits

HUM 1533Humanities: Philosophy (P)

3 credits

HUM 1541Humanities Literature: Ancient to Renaissance (P)

3 credits

HUM 2512Humanities: Fine Arts (P)

3 credits

IDS 1110The Pursuit of Knowledge (P)

3 credits

IDS 1955Interdisciplinary Study Abroad (P)

3 credits

ISC 2133Scientific Entrepreneurship (P)

3 credits

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance (P)

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present (P)

3 credits

MUL 2010Survey of Music Literature (P)

3 credits

MUL 2012Survey of Music Literature - Musical Theater (P)

3 credits

MUY 2100Humanities: Music and Music Therapy (P)

3 credits

ORI 1001Oral Interpretation (P)

3 credits

PHH 2060History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval (P)

3 credits

PHH 2403History of Philosophy: Modern (P)

3 credits

PHH 2603History of Philosophy: Contemporary (P)

3 credits

PHI 1002Philosophical Practice (P)

3 credits

PHI 1010Introduction to Philosophy (P)

3 credits

PHI 1103Critical and Creative Thinking (P)

3 credits

PHI 1112Digital Media and Critical Thinking (P)

3 credits

PHI 1635Ethical Issues in Health Care (P)

3 credits

PHI 1801Philosophy of Art (P)

3 credits

PHI 2620Environmental Ethics (P)

3 credits

REL 1300Introduction to World Religions (P)

3 credits

SPC 1608Introduction to Speech Communication (P)

3 credits

THE 1000Introduction to Theatre (Drama) (P)

3 credits

THE 2300Survey of Dramatic Literature (P)

3 credits

TPP 1110Acting (P)

3 credits

Students will also complete the following:

MAC 1105College Algebra (P)

3 credits

and/or

MGF 2106Mathematics for Liberal Arts I (P)

3 credits

and/or higher level mathematics.

For the purpose of this rule, a grade of “C” or higher shall be considered successful completion.