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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.

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.



Devon Fulford
Devon Fulford

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.

Leslie Davis

Leslie Davis received Masters degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and French from CSU in 2016. In addition to teaching composition courses, she works as the ESL Specialist in the CSU Writing Center. Her research interests include second language writing and writing anxiety, along with working effectively with diverse student populations in the Writing Center.