Gordon Rule

The Gordon Rule requires that prior to receipt of an Associate in Arts 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

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

3 credits

MMC 2100Writing for Mass Communications I

3 credits

 

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

Students must complete at least one course from ARH 1000, HUM 1020, LIT 1000, MUL 2010, PHI 1010, THE 1000 to comply with General Education Core Course Options.
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

ENL 2012English Literature to 1798

3 credits

ENL 2022English Literature after 1798

3 credits

ENL 2330Introduction to Shakespeare

3 credits

HUM 1020Introduction to Humanities

3 credits

HUM 1233Humanities Literature: Baroque to Present

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 1000Introduction to Literature

3 credits

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

3 credits

MMC 2100Writing for Mass Communications I

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

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 courses.

Students must complete at least once course from MAC 1105, MAC 2311, MGF 2106, MGF 2107, STA 2023 to comply with General Education Core Options.
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 1147Precalculus/Trigonometry

5 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.