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
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- A Pocket Style Manual, 8th Ed.
D. Hacker & N. Sommers
(Students may purchase either a hard copy or a digital copy.)
Nancy Wright received a B.A. in French from the University of Vermont, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Eastern Washington University, and an M.A. in teaching from Marquette University. She teaches composition courses at CSU, and has been teaching writing for nearly 20 years. She enjoys working with young writers at all levels and, when she has a spare moment, writing her own poetry and fiction.