P.E. 161 

             Stress Management

Text:  Managing Stress
          Brian Luke Seaward

General Information:  Lecture, discussion, activity course covering the nature of stress, its physiology and role in disease, the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual basis of stress and its effect on the body, coping strategies and relaxation techniques.

Goals and Objectives:
1.  Describe the nature of stress.
2.  Describe the physiology of stress, its impact on the body and its role in disease.
3.  Describe the impact of stress on one's physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
4.  Explore and experience various coping strategies and relaxation techniques.

Attendance Policy:  attendance of regularly scheduled classes is not mandatory.  However, attendance will be taken and recorded.  Attendance at exams is mandatory.

Grading Policy:  Grades will be assigned as follows:

    Test #1                        150 points                                   A=675-750 points
    Test #2                        150 points                                   B=600-674 points
    Test #3                        150 points                                   C=525-599 points
    journal writing              100 points                                    D=450-524 points
    writing assignments       100 points                                    F=    0-449 points
    classroom assignments  100 points
            Total                   750 points

Note: According to St. Louis Community College policy, only the students can withdraw from a course.  The instructor cannot withdraw a student for excessive absence.  The instructor will award whatever grade is earned, affected negatively by absence from class.

Other:  Anyone with special needs to encouraged to see the instructor at his/her earliest convenience.

Nondiscrimination Statement:  St. Louis Community College is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure nondiscrimination.  For information contact Edwin Bailey, Associate Dean, Student Support Services, Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Blvd. Kirkwood, Mo.  63122-5799.  314-984-7761      314-984-7744 (TDD)


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