This course presents students with the process of writing for the sake of communicating their ideas to the public. The course will focus on the generation, organization and communication of ideas in expository essay forms based on experience, observation, and research, with an emphasis on argumentation, critical thinking, and rhetorical strategies. Mechanics and writing style will also be stressed. MnTC goal area 1. (Prerequisites: College level reading and writing or appropriate courses.) Offered Fall and Spring.