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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 405 - Sociology of Organizations

Units: 4
Bureaucratic organizations and agencies in the modern world in both the public and the private sector. Examples of both successful and failed public agencies will be analyzed in terms of relationship between policy goals and organizational structure.

Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3890.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand how and why administrative failures often adversely affect disadvantaged populations to a greater extent than other groups, for example FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina.. (SLO3; Maps to PLO3).
  2. Read and comprehend sociological theories of bureaucracy, public administration and why administrative agencies sometimes fail catastrophically. (SLO6: Maps to SLO6)

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