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 (higher than MAT 1033) - 6 credits.

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

ENC 1101English Composition I

3 credits

and will select one from the following:

ENC 1102English Composition II

3 credits

ENC 1107Advanced College Writing

3 credits

ENC 2210Technical Communications

3 credits

AML 2010American Literature to 1865

3 credits

AML 2020American Literature after 1865

3 credits

ENL 2012English Literature to 1798

3 credits

ENL 2022English Literature after 1798

3 credits

LIN 2670Linguistics and English Grammar

3 credits

LIT 2030Introduction to Poetry

3 credits

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

3 credits

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

AML 2010American Literature to 1865

3 credits

AML 2020American Literature after 1865

3 credits

ARC 1701Architectural History I

3 credits

ARH 1000Art Appreciation

3 credits

ARH 2050History of Art (Prehistoric - Gothic)

3 credits

ARH 2051History of Art (Renaissance through Modern)

3 credits

ENC 1102English Composition II

3 credits

ENG 1123History of Film I

3 credits

ENG 1124History of Film II

3 credits

ENL 2012English Literature to 1798

3 credits

ENL 2022English Literature after 1798

3 credits

ENL 2330Introduction to Shakespeare

3 credits

HUM 1233Humanities Literature: Baroque to Present

3 credits

HUM 1533Humanities: Philosophy

3 credits

HUM 1541Humanities Literature: Ancient to Renaissance

3 credits

HUM 2512Humanities: Fine Arts

3 credits

IDS 1110The Pursuit of Knowledge

3 credits

IDS 1955Interdisciplinary Study Abroad

3 credits

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

3 credits

MUL 2010Survey of Music Literature

3 credits

MUL 2012Survey of Music Literature - Musical Theater

3 credits

MUY 2100Humanities: Music and Music Therapy

3 credits

PHH 2060History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval

3 credits

PHH 2403History of Philosophy: Modern

3 credits

PHH 2603History of Philosophy: Contemporary

3 credits

PHI 1002Philosophical Practice

3 credits

PHI 1010Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PHI 1103Critical and Creative Thinking

3 credits

PHI 1113Reason and Emotion

3 credits

PHI 1401Science and Society

3 credits

PHI 1624Philosophy and Popular Culture

3 credits

PHI 1635Ethical Issues in Health Care

3 credits

PHI 1801Philosophy of Art

3 credits

PHI 2100Introduction to Logic

3 credits

PHI 2620Environmental Ethics

3 credits

PHI 2630Introduction to Ethics

3 credits

PHP 1791Existentialism

3 credits

REL 1121Religion and American Public Life

3 credits

REL 1300Introduction to World Religions

3 credits

THE 1000Introduction to Theatre (Drama)

3 credits

THE 2300Survey of Dramatic Literature

3 credits

Students will also complete 6 credits from the following:

MAC 1105College Algebra

3 credits

MGF 2106Survey in Mathematics

3 credits

MGF 2107Explorations in Mathematics

3 credits

MAC 1114Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

MAC 1140Precalculus Algebra

3 credits

MAC 2233Business Calculus I

3 credits

MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry

5 credits

MAD 2104Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

MAP 2302Differential Equations

3 credits

MAS 2103Linear Algebra

3 credits

MTG 2204Elementary Geometry

3 credits

STA 2023Elementary Statistics I

3 credits

 

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