This course is designed to build upon the foundational writing skills and processes learned in college composition. Among these are the effective implementation of various writing modes, the use of appropriate rhetorical strategies, and an understanding of audience. Through intensive writing, reading, and research, students will also hone critical thinking skills. While students will be encouraged to shape many of the writing topics to fit their own personal interests and needs, there will always be an emphasis on clear, precise, analytical writing. (Prerequisites: ENGL 1276 College Composition) Offered Spring.