Online English Composition II

ENG 102 - First-Year Composition

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This course will help you develop a set of writerly and rhetorical tools that will be essential for creating, drafting, and revising research-focused writing projects. During the course you will draft and revise four major projects, complete various writing and research-focused activities, discuss and reflect on your growth as a writer and researcher, and learn to leverage emerging technologies to get the work of writing and research 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:

Mar. 05, 2024

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

What you’ll learn

  • How to employ methods of academic research and argumentation
  • How to define an argumentative purpose that addresses an academic debate or issue
  • How to negotiate competing perspectives when addressing an academic debate or issue
  • How to implement the fundamental components of effective academic writing practices such as invention, drafting, collaboration, revision, and reflection
  • How to evaluate, incorporate, and document primary and secondary sources according to discipline-specific academic conventions
  • How to demonstrate resilience when drafting and revising academic arguments
  • How to utilize writing technologies for academic writing situations

What to expect in class

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

Exams and grading




Writing Project #1


Writing Project #2


Writing Project #3


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. Course attendance dates will be listed on your transcript. A self paced course will appear on your transcript in the session you complete the course.

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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Online Course Manager, Learning Enterprise
Graduate Student, 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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