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Our Engaging English learning community includes a gateway course introducing students to the field of English and providing them with foundational humanities skills. It teaches, for instance, critical and creative thinking, reading, and writing using a variety of textual media. It also includes a once-a-week course that initiates them to Purdue resources such as the Writing Lab and the CLA Career Center, and integrates our annual “Big Read” (common read) program. Perfect for students of all stripes, this learning community will delight and instruct at the same time.


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  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Liberal Arts with a major in English
  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • Female students from this learning community reside in Meredith Hall
  • Male students from this learning community reside in Wiley Hall
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring Semesters

Associated Classes


ENGL 19500 - First-Year Seminar (1 hour)

ENGL 20200 - Engaging English


No courses


Events and Activities Included:

  • Movie nights
  • Dinners
  • Field trips
  • "Big Read" events

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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