Course code VadZ1016

Credit points 2

Stress and Time Management

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation16.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developer

author #Socioloģijas katedra#

Viola Korpa

Dr. sc. soc.

Course abstract

The study course improves students' comprehension of the multifaceted nature of the phenomenon of stress and time. Examining time and stress management strategies, methods and techniques during the course, students gain understanding of how these ideas can be applied as practical tools for the development of individual action strategies.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1) knowledge about stress, its essence, manifestations, causes and effects; knowledge about the strategies, methods and techniques of stress and time management; knowledge in time (scheduling) planning and effective making use of time; knowledge about skills and abilities that must be developed to make individual stress and time management more effective;
2) skill of self-assessment and self-analysis; skills in identification of stress and determination of stress level; and skills in assessment of both adequate immediate and long-term solutions; skills in time planning applying various methods and techniques; prioretization and decision making skills;
3) social competence and personal effectiveness competence.

Compulsory reading

1. Geiselharts R.R. Hofmane-Burkarta K. Stresa menedžments. Rīga:DeNovo, 2003. 124 lpp.
2. Pīrsija R. Laika menedžments. Rīga: Jumava, 2005. 199 lpp.
3. Kovejs S.R., Merils A.R., Merila R.R. Sāc ar svarīgāko. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2007. 367 lpp.
4. Ešenvalde I. Pārmaiņu vadība. Rīga: Jāņa Rozes Apgāds. 2007. 204 lpp.

Further reading

1. Eštons R. Dzīves plāns. 700 vienkārši paņēmieni savas dzīves uzlabošanai. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2010. 207 lpp.
2. Bišofa A., Bišofs K. Sevis menedžments. Rīga: DeNovo, 2002. 125 lpp.
3. Winstanley D. Personal Effectiveness. London: CIPD Publishing, 2005. 237 p.