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TAS 4900 PBC

TAS 4900—Managing Stress in the Workplace

Three Semester Hours

DB 8/19



Course Description

This three-credit course will introduce techniques for calming the body and mind in an overstimulated world. It will assist students in identifying specific stressors and offer proven techniques for dealing with them. Students will learn the newest, most effective way of taking control of their lives, preventing disease, and enhancing their well-being. Since stress is multifaceted, this course will introduce a comprehensive approach as a powerful way to manage it.

Methods of Course Instruction

All material for this course is print-based. Instructor and students communicate and exchange materials through postal mail. 

E-Print Option

In this course, an option exists to use e-mail to submit your lesson assignments. Your assignment will be returned to you either as an e-mail attachment or as a hard copy sent through the postal mail, depending on the preferences of the instructor and/or program. 

Textbooks and Supplies

Davis, M., E. Eshelman, and M. McKay. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook. 7th ed. California: New Harbinger Publications, 2019. [ISBN: 9781684033348]

Note: This is a workbook, so it must be purchased new.

Number of Lessons

The course has six lessons complete with graded assignments and no course examinations. The lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: Graphic on Stress and Its Causes
  • Lesson 2: Workbook Exercises
  • Lesson 3: Calendar/Checkbook Log Comparison and Contrast Paper
  • Lesson 4: Journal Entries
  • Lesson 5: Paper on Stress Management Resources
  • Lesson 6: Reflection Paper on Stress Management and Well-Being

Types of Writing Assignments

Specific instructions are given in each lesson. You can submit your assignments by mail, e-mail, or fax. To do the writing assignments well, you need first to complete the reading assignments and have a good understanding of all new concepts, definitions, and so on. 

Handwritten assignments are acceptable for some assignments, but the preferred method is a typed assignment, double-spaced using 12-point font and one-inch margins. They should be typed using Microsoft Word or in a PDF format. As with all assignments, good grammar and standard written English are paramount.

Grading Criteria

Your final grade will be determined by your grades on the submitted writing assignments as follows:

  • Lesson 1: Graphic on Stress and Its Causes — 100 Points
  • Lesson 2: Workbook Exercises — 200 Points
  • Lesson 3: Calendar/Checkbook Log and Comparison & Contrast Paper — 100 Points
  • Lesson 4: Journal Entries — 200 Points
  • Lesson 5: Reflection Paper on Stress and Its Causes — 200 Points
  • Lesson 6: Paper on Stress Management and Well-Being — 200 Points
  • Total — 1,000 Points