I've been lurking so long...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Suss, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Suss

    Suss Active Member

    Susan here. I've been a lurker for many years, and only recently was allowed to join. (There was a problem with my email addy, I think.). I've also been a life-long student, have three masters degrees (liberal studies, history, business), one bachelors (chemistry), and two certificates--but I swear I'm not a collector. (Those are not listed in any particular order.). I've been following alternate ways of earning degrees since the days of John Bear and his books in the 1990s, but I admit that all the degrees were earned the old-fashioned way, sitting in a classroom, listening to lectures, writing papers, hanging out in repositories, etc. Only the certificates were earned virtually.

    My next goal, for self-satisfaction only, is a PhD in History from a low-cost virtual program. Normally this would take about 8 years at an American university, 3-4 years at a British or European university, but I'm hoping that with relevant degree qualifications under my belt, I might be able to cut this down a bit, especially since academic tenure is not a goal. So I've been lurking here for ideas on how to do this and where to look.

    Thanks for letting me in.
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  2. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Welcome! I had similar issues in the past and then I was suddenly allowed in. You're not alone. :)
  3. newsongs

    newsongs Active Member

    Welcome; that is quite an education! Blessings on your next venture.
  4. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome aboard! I don't know what issues were happening but it's great to have you! Business, Chemistry, and History eh? That's interesting! Hmm, congrats on getting this far and hope you have a great time the rest of your journey to the PhD in History. Just curious why history and not the other two/three subjects?
  5. Suss

    Suss Active Member

    On the one hand, History is interesting; I research and write on my history faves every day. I wait with anticipation for repositories to do their post pandemic reopenings. I keep up with journals thru paper and JStor.

    On the other hand, Business and Chemistry are not quite as interesting, though I'm glad I studied them. I know enough scientific method to carry on conversations with natural scientists. And I know enough about the economy and business models to deal with that, too.

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