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
- $370.08 per credit
Why take Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences online?
Through a series of major writing assignments, this self-paced English 130 course builds your ability to work rhetorically—to think carefully about the audience, purpose, and genre of your writing, as well as the impact that your writing can have in the community. This course also builds your ability to work through the writing processes—drafting, revision, and editing. Finally, English 130 builds your ability to conduct library research, select credible sources, and integrate information effectively into your writing. English 130 has the following objectives. After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify and use key rhetorical concepts through analyzing and composing a variety of texts;
- Understanding how genre conventions shape and are shaped by readers’ and writers’ practices and purposes; Respond to a variety of situations and contexts calling for purposeful shifts in voice, tone, level of formality, design, medium, and/or structure;
- Locate, evaluate, and use relevant research materials;
- Recognize and use productive feedback to works in progress;
- Adapt composing processes for a variety of technologies and modalities to address a range of audiences;
- Negotiate variations in genre conventions;
- Identify common formats and/or design features for different kinds of texts;
- Practice applying citation conventions systematically.
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 5 units with a total of 34 lessons 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.
- Unit 1: Introduction to the Course, Rhetorical Awareness, and Working with Sources
- Unit 2: Working with Sources to Discover Ideas
- Unit 3: Identifying Problems & Writing Solutions
- Unit 4: Understanding the Rhetorical Situation & Communicating Effectively
- Unit 5: Writing for Public Audiences & Beyond
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?
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. Note: 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.