This course will provide students with an integrated experience in literature, writing and English usage. Students will be aked to read and react to novels, short stories, poetry, drama and non-fiction. They will be required to use standard American usage in their writing of descriptive, analytic, and researched essays. Instruction in public speaking will address speech structure and organization, as well as delivery skills. The course objective is to improve the students skills to communicate effectively with others. Students will organize and present four to six individual-to-group presentations.