This course will help students to be familiar with various genres of college-level writing and develop their writing skills. It will introduce the basic principles of writing academic essays with the emphasis on argumentation, critical thinking, making claims, reasoning, making choices and weighing evidence. While the emphasis will be on writing with reading and thinking critically, the course will focus on oral communication to exchange ideas and analyze different topics and genres that are related to the materials of the course.

Skill Level: Beginner