Hey all, Been a while since I posted (I had our second baby and she’s a handful like her sister so between that and working on a Master’s I’ve been busy lol)… I have a couple questions about the degree programs I’m looking at. I should preface all of this by saying this degree is for me. It’s for intellectual pursuits mainly, although if I could ever use it to teach I would be thrilled. Wouldn’t be the end of the world if I didn’t, though. I’m taking classes right now in the MAIS program at WNMU (concentrations in English/Writing). So far it’s ok, but the complaints I have are pretty common ones others on here have had about WNMU. The Writing concentration is great, albeit new so the kinks aren’t worked out yet. It’s more of a “practical “degree- I get to work on my writing and get creative feedback, which I love. I would stick with them because the price is great and I like all of the help with my writing, but the classes are more oriented toward actual composition and rhetoric. I actually like that, but I also would like to work more on literature as well. However, I’ve been looking seriously at the HUX program at CSUDH (concentration in Lit). I like how interdisciplinary it is, and I checked out the sample course guides online and they look completely manageable. The lack of a lot of interaction wouldn’t bother me, although it would be different from WNMU with BB and all that. They have a class on the French Revolution that I would LOVE to take (I think it’s not offered until NEXT Fall, though). I joined the hux yahoo group, read all the posts on here on it, etc. It would be completely just an intellectual degree, with the bonus that I could at some point in the future teach humanities classes (yes, I know since the course prefixes are HUX it would be Humanities and not Lit or English I could teach). Also, for consideration I plan on in the future applying to UNISA to work on a doctorate in English. I would like a research degree since I already have a thesis/research interest in mind right now. This is just my opinion, but I think the HUX degree would better prepare me for the level of research/writing for a doctorate than WNMU would. WNMU is great, but I think it’s more of a degree (at least the concentrations I’m in) geared toward CC/HS teachers who want to teach some extra subjects and want practical writing help. Does that make sense? So if the degree isn’t needed for career advancement but would most likely be used in future to prepare to work on a doctorate, which would you pick? Stay at WNMU or move to CSUDH?