CO 150 is CSU’s all-university requirement in writing. This course has a long history at CSU, as it was first offered in the Fall of 1979, and has always incorporated a research paper as one of its major assignments. CO 150 prepares writers for the types of writing situations they are likely to encounter in college: academic writing (including narrative, summary, response, synthesis, analysis, and argument), source evaluation, and source-based writing.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Intermediate Writing (Category 1A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Intermediate Writing (GT-CO2).
Must have taken CO 130 (Academic Writing) or Composition Challenge Essay (score of 3, 4, or 5) or SAT Verbal/Critical reading score of minimum 570 or SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing score of minimum 620 or ACT COMPOSITE score of minimum 26 or Directed Self-Placement Survey code of 15.
Compliance for meeting the course prerequisite will be checked.
Textbooks and Materials
(Students may purchase either a hard copy or a digital copy.)
Devon Fulford is a writer and English instructor at Colorado State University. Her poetry chapbook, southern atheist: oh, honey is forthcoming from Cathexis Northwest Press in the summer of 2021. Devon has masters degrees in both creative writing (MACW) and education (MA) and is currently working toward completing her Doctor of Education in transformative leadership (expected completion May 2022). Her research interests include cultivating empathy via diverse English curriculum and utilizing writing as a tool of leadership and change with populations of both college students and inmates at a federal penal institution.