English Composition

English Composition


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. 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