The art of composition calls for the development of a creative and critical mind. As such, this course has a two-fold goal: to prepare you for written tasks in English throughout your academic career (and beyond), and to install a sense of criticality that will allow you to counterintuitively consider the world around you. The modules designed for this course aims to progressively lead you to conducting your own research based on a topic that has either always interested you or in which you have a stake. To do so, a critical toolbox (modes of rhetoric, sign systems and binaries, and myth criticism) is provided at the beginningof the course to equip you with initial frameworks under which you can begin your critique. This toolbox will be appliedthroughout the semester through writing and presentation activities as a way of simultaneously exercising your command of formal and informal modes of English composition and your own critical thinking.