The purpose of this course is to strengthen and develop previously introduced skills in language, communication, composition, literature, and research to prepare student for real-life experiences. Students will read and evaluate American literature; apply research techniques to obtain information; and practice written and oral communication. The junior research paper will be taught using a process-oriented, learn-by-doing approach. Students will use the latest technology available to complete their research. Students will be required to have typed copies of all papers written for this course.