Composition and Communication II centers on critical inquiry and argument through the modes of writing and speech. In this course, students will explore issues of public concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students will sharpen their ability to conduct research; compose and communicate in written, oral, and visual media; and work effectively in groups. A significant component of the class will consist of learning to use visual and digital resources. Over the course of the semester, class members can expect to work independently, with a partner, and in a small group to investigate, share findings, and compose and deliver presentations.