College-Level Communications and Computation Skills (Gordon Rule) State Rule 6A-10.030, applies to students who enroll in a Florida postsecondary institution, college, or university after October 1982.
The communications component of the rule requires students to complete “six credit hours of English coursework and six credit hours of additional coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments.” Native UNF students completing the General Education program will meet this requirement through the completion of nine credit hours in English course work, three credit hours in freshman core, and three credit hours in philosophy in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level writing skills. UNF will accept as Gordon Rule courses those designated as Gordon writing from other Florida SUS and community college institutions. Course syllabi may be required to evaluate whether a course transferred from a private and/or out-of-state institution complies with the “college-level writing skills through multiple assignments” criteria.
The computation component requires that students must complete six credit hours in mathematics course work at the level of college algebra or higher. Only one course may be selected from Elementary Statistics or Symbolic Logic.
All communications and computation skills courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Completion of the Associate in Arts degree at a state university or Florida public community college will satisfy these requirements.
A list of University of North Florida courses which meet the Gordon Rule communications and computation requirements is provided below.
*These courses fulfill the English portion of the Gordon Rule requirement. All other courses fulfill the additional Gordon Rule writing requirement.
Only one course may be selected from Elementary Statistics or Symbolic Logic. At least one course must have a mathematics prefix of MAA, MAC, MAD, MAS, MGF, MHF or MTG.
CLEP exams may not be used to satisfy Gordon Rule Writing. Only the subject exam in College Algebra or above may be used to satisfy Gordon Rule Math. Passing CLEP scores are determined by the UNF Office of Admissions. General CLEP exams will not satisfy either Gordon Rule Writing or Gordon Rule Math.
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