Introductory Composition at Purdue

Introductory Composition at Purdue is the home of English 106, 108, and 304. Learn more about the different versions of our courses, and consider which one might be best for you.

Spring 2021: ENGL 106 and ENGL 108 Formats

Synchronous classes (whether face-to-face or remote): Instructors will send students an email the week before classes begin to explain how their classes will be formatted. If classes are synchronous, the instructor will indicate which class sessions each student is required to attend and which classes are face-to-face or virtual. The first class day will be virtual, not face-to-face for all sections of English 106 and English 108.

Asynchronous classes: All asynchronous classes are online. Instructors will send students an email the week before classes begin to explain how their section of ENGL 106 will work and how they will hold virtual conferences with students. ENGL 106 will show up on student schedules with “arrange hours” listed instead of a building and room number. This means that instructors will arrange times with students for conference hours.

What you’ll see on mypurdue

Note: # indicates numbers; x indicates letters.

ENGL 10600

  • ENGL 10600-### with classrooms listed means this course will be taught as a hybrid. Students will meet at the time and in the classroom as listed. Conferences only will be held online and are listed on mypurdue as “Synchronous Online Learning”.

  • ENGL 10600-### with no classrooms listed means this course will be taught remotely through the computer and synchronously at the time listed. The class times and the conference times are listed on mypurdue as Synchronous Online Learning and will be held entirely virtually. 
  • ENGL 10600-Y## is an asynchronous online learning (Distance Learning) course. There are no class times listed because this course is asynchronous and does not meet at regular class times. Students are provided with videos, Powerpoints, readings and quizzes, and other course materials. Students will arrange hours with their instructors to meet for conferences.

  • ENGL 10600-OL# is an asynchronous online (Distance Learning) course. OL indicates that the course is for students who are registering for the fully online option. (For students who cannot or have chosen to not be on campus Spring 2021.) There are no class times listed because this course does not meet at regular class times. Students are provided with videos, Powerpoints, readings and quizzes, and other course materials. Students will arrange hours with their instructors to meet for conferences.

ENGL 10600 for International Students Only

  • ENGL 10600-I## classes have classrooms listed and are International sections of ENGL 106.

  • ENGL 10600-OLx are International sections of ENGL 106 for students who are registering for the fully online option. (For students who cannot or have chosen to not be on campus Spring 2021.) There are no class times listed because this course is asynchronous and does not meet at regular class times. Students are provided videos, Powerpoints, readings and quizzes, and other course materials. Students will arrange hours with their instructors to meet for conferences.

ENGL 10800

  • All sections of ENGL 10800 are synchronous (with some face-to-face and some virtual)The listing in the mypurdue schedule indicates either the building/classroom (for face-to-face classes) or “Synchronous Online Learning” (for virtual classrooms).

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Instructors: Please see our resources for moving to online teaching

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ICaP News Blog

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