English Composition Online College Course
This composition course is designed to introduce you to—and to help you practice—the ways that people in a university setting write, read, and think.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $370.08 per credit
Why take English Composition?
This for-credit college composition course is designed to introduce you to—and to help you practice—the ways that people in a university setting write, read, and think. Through readings and writing assignments, you will learn to analyze, synthesize, interpret, and evaluate ideas, information, situations, and texts.
English 110 is a required part of the UND Essential Studies program. Essential Studies courses are designed to help students become stronger in areas that have been identified as particularly important for professional, private, and civic life in the 21st century: being able to think and reason well, to communicate effectively, to judge the credibility of information, and to engage in complex and respectful ways with social and cultural diversity.
English 110 addresses the Essential Studies goal of written communication skills. You may also find that this course also helps you with critical thinking, information literacy, and new ways of thinking about social and cultural diversity.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. This course is organized into 4 units containing a total of 20 lessons. There are no exams. The lessons are designed to focus your study of rhetorical situations, genre, and writing. To assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes, you will work through a combination of required readings, captioned videos, tutorials, and reflections to support your writing process. Ultimately, you will produce 4 major writing projects, applying what you have learned. The four units are:
- Unit 1: Introduction to the Course and first reading
- Unit 2: Reading and writing for the conversation
- Unit 3: Finding your own voice
- Unit 4: Introduces a longer piece of writing
The credit from this course will not count toward an English major or minor at UND.
By the end of the course, you should:
- Use composing and reading for inquiry, learning, critical thinking, and communicating in various contexts;
- Read a diverse range of texts, attending especially to relationships between assertion and evidence, to patterns of organization, and to how these features function for different audiences and situations;
- Use strategies—such as interpretation, synthesis, response, and critique—to compose texts that integrate your ideas with those from our readings;
- Develop a writing project through multiple drafts;
- Develop flexible strategies for reading, drafting, reviewing, collaborating, revising, rewriting, rereading, and editing;
- Learn to give and to act on productive feedback to works in progress;
- Reflect on the development of your composing practices and how those practices influence your writing and reading;
- Develop knowledge of linguistic structures, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling, through practice in composing and revising;
- Practice applying citation conventions systematically in your own work.
What materials are required to take this online course?
This course requires two digital textbooks. Additional readings and supplementary materials will be provided on our Blackboard course site.
- UND Guide to Writing (via Top Hat): ISBN 978-1-64485-160-9.
Access codes are available for purchase through the UND Bookstore or Top Hat. If you have purchased the UND Guide to Writing (via Top Hat) previously for UND ENGL 110, you do not need purchase it again. However, you will need to sign up with the new join code for this course. If you have a first edition print version of the UND Guide to Writing, you will need to purchase the interactive e-book available through Top Hat as listed here.
- They Say/I Say, 4th edition, e-book with access to They Say/I Say Tutorials; Little Seagull Handbook, 3rd edition; and InQuizitive: ISBN= 978-0-393-65648-0
Access codes are available for purchase through the UND Bookstore or Norton's They Say/I Say Digital Landing Page. Note: They Say, I Say e-book folder with access to additional digital media is accessible for 365 days.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle with setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.