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Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gordon Rule

The Gordon Rule, State Rule 6A-10.030, requires baccalaureate and associate in arts students to complete six semester hours of English and six semester hours of additional courses in which the student must demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. Additionally, baccalaureate and associate in arts students must complete six semester hours of mathematics at the college level or higher. The mathematics portion of the requirement is satisfied by taking the appropriate mathematics courses. Polk State College uses a writing-across-the-Curriculum approach to meet the writing requirement. In addition to the required composition courses, any of the required social sciences and humanities courses also help fulfill this requirement. Students should talk with an advisor regarding the Gordon-Rule requirement. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses fulfilling the writing and mathematics portion of the Gordon Rule.