Online English Composition II

ENG 102 - First-Year Composition

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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. This course is so much more than “just a writing course.” It is a class that will simultaneously ignite your imagination for how you can improve the world around you and give you the tangible tools to see those improvements begin to take shape.

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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.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 10, 2023

Mar. 07, 2023

June 20, 2023

  • 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 lectures, readings, writing activities and projects, ePortfolio, discussions, and quizzes

Exams and grading


Writing Projects & ePortfolio


Process Work


Writer's Journals


Content Mastery


Module Quizzes


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





College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

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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