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English Composition

Research and Writing

This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.


This writing course introduces students to discourse, research, and research writing for the purpose of proposing solutions to problems they encounter in their communities. To achieve this, students will learn how to:


Develop an actionable central research question
Propose a research project
Conduct primary and secondary research
Design an action-oriented research project for web publication

By engaging with local questions and problems, students will have the opportunity to enter into important discussions and possibly create meaningful changes in the lives of those around them. Students will create a digital portfolio that enables them to publish and share their research and writing.


This course will interest individuals who want to learn more about how to create change in the world through research and writing. This class will also interest those who want to learn how to compose in a digital environment.


If you wish to earn university credit for the course, we will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned. This is a 3-credit hour course at Arizona State University (ENG 102 First-Year Composition). 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 the credit.

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“I think the course content is much relevant for my requirement. The course has qualified instructors and moreover they are representing the academic staff of the Arizona State University. Thus, I hope the journey through this course would provide me a unforgettable experience. Hoping to enjoy the pleasure of learning soon.” -Nishani Rathnayake

“The instructors are highly qualified, so I have high expectations about this course.This is a unique English course because we will directly learn about the power and pleasures of writing. By engaging with local questions and problems, we will have the opportunity to enter into important discussions and possibly create meaningful changes in the lives of those around us. We will create a digital portfolio that enables them to publish and share their research and writing.”
-Muhammad Ramzan Kalhoro

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Length 8 weeks
Effort 18 - 20 hours per week
Starts Mar 12 (last week)
Cost $600
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Instructors Adam Pacton, Duane Roen
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Language English
Subjects Personal Development Humanities
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 18 - 20 hours per week
Starts Mar 12 (last week)
Cost $600
From Arizona State University, ASUx via edX
Instructors Adam Pacton, Duane Roen
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Personal Development Humanities
Tags Communication Humanities Philosophy & Ethics

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