Course guides are linked to this page to give prospective students a picture of the curriculum and the structure of HUX courses.
Current students should not download these guides for use in courses in which they have enrolled.
Current Course Guides are made available through the Blackboard sites approximately two weeks before the term begins. Faculty assigned to teach sections each term may vary assignments and deadlines and make other alterations to the schedule of readings. HUX students should be sure to access official course guides at Blackboard for the courses they enroll in each term.
- Go to the HUX section of the CSUDH Catalog for official course descriptions and an overview of the HUX program. Please note that some courses have prerequisites. Click on a course name below to see an abbreviated version of the Course Guide for that course, which includes an overview of the course, required texts and assignments. After students register in the course, they may access the course guide on Blackboard. If a student needs a mailed course guide, please inform the HUX office.
I - INTRODUCTORY COURSES
These courses give students a general review of each discipline.
Courses are offered on a rotating schedule at least once each academic year. Consult the latest trimester schedule on the registration information page.
PHASE II - ELECTIVE COURSES
Courses can be used as substitutes for other disciplinary courses (with Coordinator approval). Courses are offered on a rotating schedule at least once each academic year. Consult the latest trimester schedule on the registration information page.
PHASE II - INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES
These courses integrate some or all areas of the humanities into singular discussions. Courses are offered on a rotating schedule at least one time each academic year. Consult the latest trimester schedule on the registration information page.
PHASE II - DISCIPLINARY COURSES: Key Individuals
These courses allow students to examine specific characters of the Humanities.
Courses are offered on a rotating schedule at least one time each academic year. Consult the latest trimester schedule on the registration information page.
PHASE II - DISCIPLINARY COURSES: Key Periods and Movements
These courses allow students to examine specific events of the Humanities.
Courses are offered on a rotating schedule at least once a year. Consult the latest trimester schedule on the registration information page.
See Creating an Independent Study for information about how to construct and propose this course.
Students who sign up for HUX 594 and do not file a contract or do not have any contact with the Humanities External Degree office or faculty during the term will receive a "U" (Unauthorized Incomplete) for the course grade and will be required to repeat and pay again for the course.
See the Final Thesis/Project page for information about this phase of the HUX curriculum.
Contracts for 598 and 599 must be submitted initially to the HUX office by the following deadlines: February 1 for Summer term registration, May 1 for Fall, and October 1 for Spring. This allows time to locate an appropriate mentor (and committee in the case of 599).
This one-unit course helps students prepare for the Final Project and the course connected to it (HUX 599). Students are admitted to the course after defining an acceptable topic and gaining a proposal mentor from among the faculty. During the course they work with a mentor to analyze and refine their topic and its scope. Frequently they will explore the current state of research by scholars on their topic, but course requirements are determined by the faculty mentor in conjunction with the student.
Please bear in mind that your choice of final project topic will be limited to the five disciplines represented in our program, and further by the topics in which our faculty have sufficient expertise to be willing to guide you. You may well have to change partially or completely your original idea in order to secure a faculty mentor.
The course must be taken and completed with at least a grade of "B" before a student will be allowed to register for the HUX 599: Final Project.
Students must register for HUX 598 at least one term before the registration for HUX 599. Upon completion of the 598 course, and approval of the 599 Contract (including agreement by three faculty committee members), students will be accepted to register for the HUX 599: Final Project course. This course can be from four to five units in length as determined at the time students advance to candidacy. Students may register for HUX 598 once their proposal has been reviewed by the faculty and a mentor assigned.
- Thesis - 599A
- The Thesis Project is the written product of a systematic study of a significant problem which follows the research process. It identifies the problem, states the major assumption, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, surveys the current state of research related to that problem, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation. The finished product shows originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation through primary and secondary sources, footnotes/endnotes and bibliography. The Thesis displays critical thinking in the form of a well-researched and developed point of view, proof of hypothesis or thesis, or an elaboration of already published materials. The paper must have thoughtful and complete development and proof of one basic thesis or idea. Thesis projects must be approved by the Office of Graduate Studies before a final grade is granted.
Creative Project - 599B
The Creative Project involves areas such as painting, sculpture, graphic art; music compositions; poetry, novels; playwriting, screenwriting, and films. Creative Projects should be undertaken only by students who have an extensive background and/or an undergraduate degree in one of these areas, and who have continued to concentrate in this area in their HUX courses. Generally, the same presentation guidelines as Theses apply to Creative Projects. Students must seek approval to enter the Creative Study track early in their program. See the Creative Study Option page for more information.
599 - Final Project (4-5)
An individually-planned project based on coursework taken in the program and involving basic research in a single discipline or on an interdisciplinary topic in one of the following manners:
The Final Project must be initially approved by the Program Coordinator before it is assigned to a mentor. All Final Projects are required to follow the "Instructions for the Preparation and Submission of Graduate Theses and Projects" from the Graduate Council and Office of Graduate Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills (available through the University Bookstore), and the current edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Walter Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi (7th edition).
Your choice of final project topic will be limited to the five disciplines represented in our program, and further by the topics in which our faculty have sufficient expertise to be willing to guide you. You may well have to change partially or completely your original idea in order to secure a faculty mentor and two additional committee members.
600 - Graduate Continuation Course (0)
In Fall and Spring trimesters, all students must maintain continuous attendance, either by enrolling for classes or through enrollment in the Continuous Attendance option. Beginning with the spring 2013 term, no student may take HUX 600 who has not been advanced to candidacy. This is also used when students have completed all course work but not the Final Project, or who have other requirements for the completion of their degree. Students need not register for summer classes to maintain continuous attendance. Students may enrill in HUX 600 only after completing the Advancement to Candidacy process and only for a maximum of three times.
More information on Continuous Attendance.
Note: These courses are provided by HUX to the undergraduate Statewide Nursing Program at CSUDH. They are not available to HUX M.A. students. See the Current Nursing Courses page for current enrollment information.
**These courses include an audio component on CD, cassette tape, or the Internet that students must be able to play. Enroll in them only if you will be able to listen to the audio recordings.