Composition II

The objective of English 200 is to continue to develop the writing skills you acquired in English 100. This course asks you to think of writing as a rhetorical act—What are you trying to say? Who is your audience? What is the best way to convey that message? You will also become accustomed to, if not comfortable with, the writing process—and work towards identifying inventions strategies that work for you.

You are highly encouraged to write about your personal interests in hopes that you will not only teach others what you already know, but also see your community in a more academic and critical way. To make this course the most useful to you, we will focus on conducting research in your respective areas of interest. You will begin the course by identifying a research topic by looking at the different communities you are involved in. For the purpose of this class, community is simply defined as a group of people who have shared interests and goals, and a way of communicating them, such as a YouTube gaming community. Then, throughout you will produce different components of a research project as part of the writing process.


-Attendance, class participation, and short writing responses
-Argumentative Research Project (includes proposal, annotated bibliography, outline, literature review, abstract, and etc.)
-Keeping current through email and Laulima


Class readings will be all digital, available online and through Laulima.


For more information on this course, contact the instructor at