English 101

Welcome to English 101, an online course devoted to composition and the study of popular culture. To the right, as well as on the top navigation menu of each page, you will find links to the major sections of the English 101 course website. I encourage you to read through all of the course material, beginning with the "Course Orientation," as an understanding of the nature, dynamics, and requirements of the course is essential to your success.


All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."

- Noam Chomsky


Course Links

Course Orientation
This section includes a discussion of online learning and technological requirements.

Course Syllabus
This section contains textbook information, course requirements, course policies, and the course grading system.

Course Schedule
Updated bi-weekly, this section contains the course schedule and assignments for the semester, including readings, paper topics, due dates, etc.

This section contains links to online resources related to composition, semiotics, cultural studies, and other course-related topics.

This section contains answers to some of the more common questions related to the course.

A major component of the course, the discussion board is the place to discuss and analyze course readings, topics, and assignments.