Program Overview

California State University in Dominguez Hills offers graduate students the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Humanities through an innovative online blended learning format. The flexible online program may be ideal for busy professionals seeking an education to pursue advanced career options or to fulfill personal aspirations. Students of the MA degree will partake in the same program as students at the physical campus location, learning the essentials necessary for mid-executive level positions in a multitude of career fields. 

The Humanities concentration builds on already learned foundations, while enhancing a students understanding of the qualities which make a human being human. CSU Dominguez Hills refers to their program as, HUX, and designs a curriculum that focuses on training graduates in art, literature, drama, philosophy, and history in order to provide others and themselves the ability to coexist. The HUX study of the humanities stresses three major areas: cultural knowledge, perceptual skills and creative production. 

Graduate students will choose a specific course of study within the Humanities program, to best suit personal and professional aspirations. Each concentration is described by the University below: 

• Curriculum A: Interdisciplinary or General Study
This path is appropriate for students with some undergraduate experience in integrated or interdisciplinary studies and who are familiar with critical thinking and writing across the traditional disciplines. This path provides a broader view of the humanities disciplines: it involves looking at methods in all five disciplines individually and then combining selected disciplinary approaches in order to analyze significant themes, questions, or issues in the humanities. The research and analysis in the capstone thesis should clearly use the theories and methodologies of two or more disciplines.

• Curriculum B: Disciplinary Emphasis
This path provides graduate students with the opportunity to conduct an in-depth 
examination and application of the methods, knowledge, and theory in one of the traditional humanities disciplines. It is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a concentration in a traditional humanities discipline (history, literature, philosophy, art history, music) in an interdisciplinary context.

Successful students should be able to use the education to confidently pursue careers or position requiring an advanced knowledge of agricultural education. With the online program, busy students have the option of earning a valuable education, while still fulfilling current obligations with concurrent educational pursuits, careers or community programs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Requirements

    1.  B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college or university, not necessarily in the humanities.

    2.  A 3.00 grade point average or better in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units of upper division course work attempted, excluding lower division work completed after obtaining the bachelor's degree.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1960, California State University Dominguez Hills is located on 346 acres in the Los Angeles area, on the original Spanish land grant, known as Rancho San Pedro. For seven generations, the Dominguez family owned the prodiverty until it was transferred to the state of California for construction of the university.

    In addition to on-campus programs, DonimguezOnline coordinates a distance learning campus supporting nine degrees and seven certificate programs. Furthermore, online programming includes general education classes, coursework for high school students, and self-paced and instructor-led professional programs. Students can access hundreds of courses via DHTV broadcasts and online streaming.

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