May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PA 692 - Graduate Synthesis

Units: 4
A synthesis of public administration theories and concepts with a review and critique of major readings in the field. Concludes with the Comprehensive Examination. Advancement to Candidacy (completion of all core courses and option area requirements) and consent of instructor.  (see Errata Course  for update)

Prerequisites: Department consent.
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. Lead and manage in public governance while demonstrating an understanding of the role of theory in humanizing public organizations and the application of these theories toward administrative inquiry.
  2. Participate in and contribute to the public policy process.
  3. Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions while demonstrating an understanding of interpretive and quantitative research methodologies.
  4. Articulate and apply a public service perspective that integrates social purpose, the public interest, and effective participative problem solving.
  5. Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry with a commitment to social equity and justice.
  6. Apply the theory and concepts derived from courses throughout the MPA curriculum.

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