May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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PA 621 - Seminar in Human Organizations, Change, and Social Realities


Units: 4
Considers theoretical frameworks for thinking critically about how knowledge, social realities, and administration are constituted. Meaning-centered, experientially grounded theories are applied to examine organizational humanization and effectiveness. Opportunities to integrate these theories for action and changing organizations are explored.  (see Errata Course  for update)

Prerequisites: PA 611 and PA 612.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 

  1. Develop and apply a critical and self-reflective approach to the study of public administration and human organizations.
  2. Analyze the contributions and limitations of a scientific, empirical approach to the study of public administration and human organizations.
  3. Identify the range of ways scholars and organizational leaders suggest organizations should be structured.
  4. Compare and contrast the traditional and contemporary approaches to the study of public administration and human organizations.
  5. Explain theories of and approaches to changing organizations to identify possibilities for constituting organizational realities in more desired and humanistic ways and think more critically about why change is necessary.




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