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CO 150 - College Composition (GT-CO2)

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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).


SAT verbal/critical reading score of 600 or above, or ACT COMPOSITE score of 26 or above, or completion of the Directed Self-Placement Survey, or Composition Placement Essay (score of 3, 4, or 5), or CO 130 (Academic Writing)

Important Information

Compliance for meeting the course prerequisite will be checked.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.



Alyson Welker
Alyson Welker

Alyson Welker is an instructor in the English Department at Colorado State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and her M.S. degree in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing from the University of Colorado Denver.
Alyson completed her teaching assistantship at the University of Colorado Denver, where she also worked as a professional writing consultant at the University of Colorado Writing Center. After completing her degree, she taught English at the Community College of Aurora before moving to Fort Collins to teach at CSU. Alyson’s research focuses on implementing new technologies as teaching mediums within the composition classroom both online and on-campus.