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MAKING TIME: TIME MANAGEMENT AND THE SOCIOCULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF TIME (EDU-231402)

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Course Description:


In today's busy world, managing one's time for studies, for work, for family, for leisure, and for other responsibilities is seldom an easy task. Yet, an important factor in student success in college is finding ways to manage sufficient quality time for study. In this educational planning course, students reflect on their time-management skills through an introduction to humanities and social science scholarship about time. It combines practical assignments for students to reflect on and analyze their own time-management skills with academic readings and assignments that consider "time" from sociocultural, sociohistorical perspectives. In this regard, it also aims to help students consider how to integrate academic theories with everyday "real life" practice. Some of the theoretical questions considered may include: How have people in different cultures perceived, measured, or managed time? How do the ways people handle their time correlate with certain social, cultural, and historical changes? What kinds of demands does our contemporary sociohistorical context put on our time and how we manage it? How might women be affected by time differently than men? CDL matriculated students can use this course as part of their Educational Planning credit.

Note: This is a fifteen-week 2-credit course.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.

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