Why Do Your Master's Degree with HUX?
Traditional M.A. programs require attendance at the host university, and typically only accept full-time students who are able to put aside the rest of their lives while they pursue the degree. On the other hand, many online graduate programs lack qualified faculty, may not be fully accredited by a regional accrediting agency, don't provide a path for those lacking internet access or experience, and may fail to live up to their promises.
"The HUX program is awesome! Affordable, flexible, challenging - a dream come true for me when I discovered it back in 2007. The professors helped me so much, especially my mentor, Dr Smith. I graduated in August, and I am preparing to teach dual enrollment Humanities classes to my high school students next year."...Lisa Mendenhall Varn
MA Humanities External Degree Student Wins Student Research Day Award in Humanities and Letters
David Marks, graduate of the Master?s Degree in Humanities from the Humanities Master of Arts External Degree (HUX) Program, won first place in the Humanities and Letters category at CSUDH?s Annual Student Research Day Competition. He then went on to place first in the 2011 all-CSU (out of 23 campuses) Research Day competition.
His paper, entitled From the
Will to Wessex to Arkham:
Debt to Hardy compared the
fictional worlds of authors
Thomas Hardy and H.P.
Lovecraft, the latter credited
as an inspiration to authors
today such as Stephen King. “It was important to me to
pick something that I wouldn?t be bored with and I would enjoy researching for a great deal of time,” Marks said regarding his thesis.
Marks holds a full-time position
as Director of Corporate
Training and Development
for a biopharmaceutical
company. A Seattle native
who now resides in Los Angeles, he remembered the last
time he had to do research and
was excited how the advances in
technology made his life easier.
When he did his undergraduate
work at UCLA, he had to use the
card catalogs in the library, search through books that sometimes, after 300 pages, only mentioned topics in one sentence.
“I saved so much time when I remembered I could search for something instantaneously on the Internet, or I could have full research documents emailed to me and then search through those in seconds for the words I was looking for,” Marks said. “I never really had any challenges with it, so my research was truly a pleasure.”
“It (HUX) is such a great program,” Marks said. “Especially for a working adult. It accommodated my busy work schedule so I could study on my own time.”
Two other HUX students presented
their research at the campus
event. Jandi DuPree
presented research from her thesis:
Character Mapping: The
Quest Archetype in Novels by
Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison,
and Terry Lazar presented research
from his creative project:
Biomorphic Modeling: Extending Surrealism with Multimedia.
The HUX program has been a leader in distance education at the MA level since its inception in 1974. The last 30+ years have brought many improvements, including the addition of online technologies. But HUX maintains a firm commitment to provide a graduate education in the Humanities area of the liberal arts to anyone who meets its basic academic requirements, regardless of his or her computer experience.
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HUX student Randall Weaver has been awarded for the Outstanding Thesis in the Humanities at CSUDH!
The Forest Beneath The Clouds: Chinese-Americans And Accommodation In Nineteenth Century Northwestern California by Randall J. Weaver, Thesis Committee Chair: Linda Pmerantz-Zhang, Ph.D.
This thesis analyzed the experience of Chinese-Americans in northwestern California between 1850 and 1900. This was accomplished by a comparison of the conditions and experiences of two adjacent Chinese-American communities in Humboldt and Trinity Counties.
HUX graduate Randall Weaver is presenting the research for this HUX thesis at the Pacific Coast branch of the American Historical Association. The paper is entitled “The Forest Beneath the Clouds: Chinese Americans and Accommodation in 19th-Century Northwestern California”
HUX student Nina Bodway presented her research “Beyond the Canvas: Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and the Role of the Viewer in Creating Meaning” at CSUDH Research Day through distance delivery via Collaborate. She is a pioneer at Research Day presenting to a faculty panel and her mentor, Dr. Kirstin Ellsworth, here on campus from her home in Northern California. All the judges commended Nina on her professionalism. She locked up her 4 pets so the presentation was bark-free.
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Summer 2012 HUX graduate Jacqueline Ortoleva presented the paper "The Female Form in Etruria: Cultural Exchange and Cultural Distinction" at the Classical Association of the Canadian in Edmonton, Alberta in March 2013. This paper is extracted from her thesis. Her mentor is Dr. Kirsten Ellsworth.
"Great program -- Oustanding Professors -- and terrific help from all the nice ladies in the front office.....I loved getting my M.A. through this program....what a pleasure"....Chris McKenna
Tour of Duty. A new novel by HUX graduate Jan Hendrix.
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HUX student Tom Jones presented in the 2012 Student Research Day. His topic was: "The Napoleonic Code: Marriage and Divorce in Early Modern France."