A course developing writing skills beyond those covered in first-year composition. Students explore, research and analyze significant contemporary topics, gaining skills in idea generation, research, persuasion, and revision. This course is required for Secondary Education (grades 7-12) Certification in English and for Upper Elementary Education Certification (4-8) in Language Arts-Option 2. This course counts toward the Professional Writing minor and the English major. It does not count toward the English minor or the Creative Writing minor.