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)
Compliance for meeting the course prerequisite will be checked.
Textbooks and Materials
(Students may purchase either a hard copy or a digital copy.)