Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences Online Course
This online course continues the work of College Composition I with an emphasis on rhetoric and critical thinking.
- English 110
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences online?
This online course asks you to take academic writing skills into the public, to work as an engaged citizen of the information age. We will begin the course by reading about an important social issue, and then we will determine how to use this knowledge to serve our communities.
To that end, you will conduct primary and secondary research projects. Then, you will plan and produce documents that will help inform and persuade the public about your issue and project, such as letters, emails, editorials, websites, and promotional materials.
Through all of these projects, the online course will ask you to work rhetorically—to think carefully about the audience, purpose, persona, genre, and timing of your writing, as well as the impact that your writing can have in the community. This course emphasizes active learning through an emphasis on hands-on composition and revision.
By the end of the online course, you should:
- Learn and use key rhetorical concepts through analyzing and composing a variety of texts
- Learn common formats and/or design features for different kinds of texts
- Gain experience reading and composing in several genres to understand how genre conventions shape and are shaped by readers’ and writers’ practices and purposes
- Develop facility in responding to a variety of situations and contexts calling for purposeful shifts in voice, tone, level of formality, design, medium, and/or structure
- Locate and evaluate (for credibility, sufficiency, accuracy, timeliness, bias and so on) primary and secondary research materials, including journal articles and essays, books, scholarly and professionally established and maintained databases or archives, and informal electronic networks and internet sources
- Adapt composing processes for a variety of technologies and modalities
- Experience the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes by working closely with your instructor
What is required for this online course?
Jordynn Jack and Katie Rose Guest Pryal, How Writing Works with Readings ISBN-13:978-0199859849
Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, They Say/I Say (3rd Edition) ISBN-13:978-03939358441
How long will it take to complete the Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 24 Lessons
- 0 Exams
How will the Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
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 from UND - The transfer of 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. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle 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 this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.