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CO 150 - College Composition (GT-CO2)

  • 3 credits

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.


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)

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Compliance for meeting the course prerequisite will be checked.


Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay Brookshier is an English instructor at Colorado State University and a freelance writer for various online publications and non-profit organizations. Her research interests focus on literacy access, medieval literature, and the digital humanities. She primarily teaches courses in composition such as College Composition and Writing Arguments. She was a first-generation college student and one of the first in her family to graduate from college. In her spare time she enjoys playing Zelda with her son, hiking, and kayaking.