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

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PA 699 - Department Thesis

Units: 4
Development and writing of a research paper for submission to the department, which specifies its format. Supervision by a member of the department faculty. Oral defense normally required.  (see Errata Course  for update)

Prerequisites: Department consent.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PUAD 6910.
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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