Online English Composition I

ENG 101 - First-Year Composition

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This introductory composition course will help you develop the skills and processes essential to navigate the various writing situations you are bound to encounter in your academic, professional, and personal life. During the course, you will draft and revise four major projects, complete various writing activities, discuss and reflect on your development as a writer, and learn to leverage emerging technologies to get the work of writing done.

Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Oct. 10, 2023

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Define an argumentative purpose that addresses a specific issue or phenomenon
  • Adopt an open stance toward competing perspectives when addressing an issue or phenomenon
  • Learn, implement, and evaluate rhetorical concepts to appeal to audience expectations
  • Utilize writing technologies that are best suited for specific writing situations and genres
  • Implement the fundamental components of effective writing practices such as invention, drafting, collaboration, revision, and reflection
  • Utilize flexibility during the drafting, revision, and reflection processes

What to expect in class

Video lectures, readings, writing activities and projects, discussions, and quizzes

Exams and grading


Writing Projects


Writing Activities


Discussion/Reflection Posts


Quizzes/Knowledge Checks


This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the First-year Composition requirement at Arizona State University. 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 your credit.

Faculty and course staff




Director of Writing Programs

Professor, English

Arizona State University

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Eric D.

Eric D.


Online Course Manager and Instructor, Learning Enterprise
PhD Candidate, English Department (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University

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Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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