About English Composition - ENG 101

This introductory composition course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of personal and professional purposes, audiences, and occasions. During the course, you will complete five major written projects, maintain a writer’s journal, learn and apply a variety of concepts in the field of rhetoric and composition, and create an ePortfolio where you will showcase your work and your evolving identity as a writer

About the formats


Self-paced courses allow students to complete course assignments at their own pace, as long as the course is completed within a year. Self-paced courses are great for:

  • Students who want to start right away
  • Students who are self-directed and can set and stick to a plan for completing the course
  • Students who may want to either go faster or slower than the instructor-paced version


Instructor-led courses have a structure with weekly assignment due dates, as well as an instructor guiding a student through the curriculum and content. Instructor-led courses are great for:

  • Students who prefer a structured timeline with established due dates for assignments
  • Students who enjoy interaction with other students, who will be completing assignments at the same time
  • Students who are taking their first course online, and may benefit from greater guidance

This is a 3 credit hour course at Arizona State University (ENG 101 First-Year Composition). It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Upcoming start dates

Jun. 8, 2021$25 + 400
Aug. 17, 2021$25 + 400
Oct. 12, 2021$25 + 400
Jan. 11, 2022$25 + 400
Mar. 15, 2022$25 + 400
Jun. 7, 2022$25 + 400




Self-paced or 8 weeks

Faculty and course staff

Adam Pacton

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Arizona State University