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Core Curriculum

Lower Division Studies is responsible for first year writing courses and sophomore level core curriculum English courses.  Over 4,000 students pass through the freshman and sophomore course sequence each semester. The Director of Lower Division and the Department advisors can help students with core curriculum related concerns, transfer equivalencies, English placement exams, and University of Houston academic policies. 


Dr. Elizabeth Kessler
Lower Division Administrator 

Ms. Kimberly Williams 
Academic Advisor II 

Mr. L. Wayne Ashley 
Academic Advisor I