Online English Composition II

ENG 102 - English Composition: Research and Writing

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This online writing course will help you understand discourse and research writing with the goal of creating solutions to issues within your local community. What sets this course apart is that you won’t be learning about subjects in an abstract sense; instead, you will identify local problems and research real solutions for these problems.To achieve this, you will be equipped with the tools to:

  • Create an action-oriented research question
  • Make a proposal for your research project
  • Perform primary and secondary research
  • Design your research project for publication on the Web
  • Construct a call to action based on your research

This course is so much more than “just a writing course.” It is a class that will simultaneously ignite y

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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.

Knowledge of basic Excel functionality will be very helpful in setting you up for success in this course.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 11, 2022

Mar. 15, 2022

Jun. 7, 2022

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

What you’ll learn

  • Rhetorical Knowledge: how to craft your writing to meet the needs of specific audiences for specific purposes.
  • Critical Thinking: how to make decisions about what to include and not include in your writing.
  • Writing Processes: how to use invention, research, drafting, revising, and editing in your writing.
  • Knowledge of Conventions: how to use various formats and stylistic choices, including genre conventions.
  • Digital Technology: how to use diverse technologies to write more effectively and efficiently.
  • Habits of Mind: how to benefit from and cultivate curiosity, openness, engagement, creativity, persistence, responsibility, flexibility, and reflection.

What to expect in class

Video lecturss, readings, writing activities and projects, ePortfolio, discussions, and quizzes.

Exams and grading


Writer's Journals (20)


Participation Assignments (12)


Writing Projects (5)




Content Mastery (7)


Quizzes (7)


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 is a 3 credit hour course at Arizona State University (ENG 102 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 your credit.

Faculty and course staff




Vice Provost, Polytechnic Campus Dean,College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Dean, University College

Arizona State University




College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Arizona State University




Course Coordinator

Arizona State University

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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