Learning Community E (LCE) has been designed to provide you with an integrated learning experience. This means that you will be learning about history, writing, and the business of being a college freshman in all of your LCE courses. Composition, Courage, and Conviction is the theme for our learning community for Spring 2017. Looking back in time, we will find ways to apply this theme to the men and women you study in Dr. Wooster’s class. Examining the present, we will find to ways to apply this theme to your personal experiences as a novice writer/learner encountering new writing situations and tasks. By the semester’s end, you should have a rich understanding of what composition, courage, and conviction means, both historically and personally.