ENGL 1102

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English Composition II

English Compostion II—the more exciting sequel to ENGL 1101—focuses on literary analysis and interpretation in writing. It concentrates on close readings of literary texts, and teaches students critical-thinking, research, and composition skills for college and beyond.


ENGL 1102 provides an introduction to traditional literary forms—prose, poetry, and drama—and an examination of other cultural texts, like film, music, and visual arts. This course will also introduce to students various approaches to textual interpretation, like reader-response, ethical, feminist, and psychological modes of criticism. Through various readings, forum posts, research activities, and instructed guidance, students will further develop those written and verbal skills begun in English Composition I.


Term CRN Class Day and Time Room
Spring 2023 20323 ENGL 1102.44 TR 11:00–12:15 SOAL-206
Spring 2022 24696 ENGL 1102.29 Online ⚠️ -
Fall 2021 85423 ENGL 1102.16 MW 9:30–10:45 SOAL-218

Student Learning Outcomes

ENGL 1102 students will:

  • read critically and communicate ideas in well-developed written forms (MGA General Education Learning Goal A1 [Communications]),
  • read and respond to various texts for purposes of interpretation, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and judgment,
  • have a working knowledge of literary terms and understand the effect of narrative, dramatic, and poetic conventions upon meanings,
  • use recursive processes that include collecting information, focusing, ordering, drafting, revising, and editing,
  • apply the techniques and skills of research, integration of source material, and documentation,
  • use conventions of writing mechanics, usage, and style to communicate effectively for the given audience, purpose, and format (guidelines recommended by the Board of Regents Advisory Committee on English).

30-Hour Rule

In accordance with Board of Regents policy, students must complete ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 before earning thirty hours of course credit.

Exit Requirements

All students must complete ENGL 1102 with a grade of A, B, or C to receive Area A credit and proceed to 2000-level English survey courses.

Regents Exemption

Students who complete both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 with grades of A, B, or C have fulfilled the University System of Georgia Regents Reading and Writing Requirement.

Student Resources

Tutoring is available free of charge on all MGA campuses for currently enrolled students. To view center contact information, subjects tutored, and tutor availability, see the SSC website. SSC tutoring sessions may be scheduled online and face-to-face through the “Book an Appointment” link on the Student Success Center website. Other services at the SSC include online academic workshops and a robust website with resources for academic assistance. The centers also have computer workstations, printing, and Internet access.