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Georgia Institute of Technology

First-Year Composition 2.0

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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First-Year Composition 2.0 will help you to develop a better process and gain confidence in written, visual, and oral communication and to create and critique documents and presentations in college, in the workplace, and in your community. You will draft and revise the following assignments: a personal essay, an image, and an oral presentation.

You will develop confidence in the following areas:
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluate the effectiveness of personal essays, images, and oral presentations. Assess your work and the work of your peers. Reflect on your own processes and performance.
  • Rhetoric: Analyze the ways in which you and other communicators use persuasion. Think about and use context, audience, purpose, argument, genre, organization, design, visuals, and conventions.
  • Process: Apply processes (read, invent, plan, draft, design, rehearse, revise, publish, present, and critique).
  • Digital Media: Produce written, oral, and visual artifacts.


Course Outline
Week One: Establishing Concepts, Practices, and Learning Goals
Assignments: Self- Assessment Surveys & Personal Benchmark Statement

Weeks Two & Three: Written Communication Major Assignment – Personal Philosophy Essay
Weeks Four & Five: Visual Communication 
Major Assignment – Personal Philosophy Visual 
Weeks Six & Seven:  Oral 
Major Assignment – Personal Philosophy Recorded Presentation 

Week Eight: Reflection 
Assignment – Re-visit the Self-Assessment Surveys and Personal Benchmark Statement

Taught by

Karen Head



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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was quite well done and if offered again I think it will be even better. It is not a class to learn English so I think a good understanding of the language is important. The content and assignments give lots of opportunity to learn and this includes writing, visual and audio/video presentation. This class will challenge you to learn technology to assist your communication. I found it stimulating and at times a bit frustrating but by the end I was really happy with what I had learned.
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