MPA600 - Graduate Research or Scholarly Activity

General

Prefix

MPA

Course Number

600

Course Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

Independent Study

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

School of Public Affairs

Description

Credit for independent research by a single student arranged and supervised by a faculty member. Not intended for culminating project research such as thesis or starred paper.

Credits

Min

1

Max

6

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

No

Cultural Diversity

No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Students will describe the discipline of public administration in terms of how changing political eras have resulted in changes to the discipline.

Outcome

Students will identify and describe changes in organization theory, human resources, and budgeting from the beginning of the professionalization of American public administration to present.

Outcome

Students will explain the policy making process and analyze how the process produces outcomes.

Outcome

Students will explain how and why some policies/programs are successfully implemented and why others are not.

Outcome

Students will describe the key frameworks of public administration as a discipline and how that has influenced public administration as an occupation.

Outcome

Students will assess pitfalls of ethical behavior in the public sector workplace and how to insure these pitfalls are mitigated.

Outcome

Students will describe and assess the core competencies of public administration today.