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Fenfang
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Dental Hygiene

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The Composition of Happiness

The Composition of Happiness

In English Composition I (ENG 1101), we will work our way through the complex and contradictory nature of “happiness,” exploring abstract concepts (such as virtue, value, freedom, and progress), zooming in to study individual needs and desires (and the ways in which these are both created by and marketed to by things such as popular culture, advertising, and self-help products), exploring the “science of happiness” as defined by the expanding field of positive psychology, and finally broadening our gaze to engage contemporary measurements of well-being and applications of it in areas such as social media, digital technologies, city planning, economic policies, and educational curricula. Throughout the course, we will engage “happiness” as a discourse (the rhetoric of happiness) that both circulates in and helps create our world and ourselves, and we will move from merely personal visions and/or cultural stereotypes of happiness to more critical, theoretically grounded perspectives on the subject. We will ask many questions about happiness/well-being, such as: • Why does studying/thinking critically about happiness matter? • How do we (and others) define happiness? • Are visions of happiness the same for everyone? • What values do these visions of happiness endorse (perhaps implicitly)? • How is happiness represented in various places, such as in the media, popular culture, advertising, schools, the government? • What do these representations teach us about what we should desire (and not desire), what we should value (and not value), what type of people we should be (and not be), and what type of actions we should take (and not take)? • Who gets to decide what happiness should look like? • Is happiness measurable? • How do you plan for/create happiness, both at the individual and the social level? • Is there equal access to happiness (or even the possibility of happiness)? • (Perhaps counter-intuitively) Is happiness (as defined by mainstream rhetoric/politics) even desirable? If not, how we might we imagine alternative visions of/methods for happiness/well-being? Since this is a composition course, we will never leave writing out of the picture: all class meetings will be devoted in part to writing, revising, and/or discussing ideas and drafts. The last segment of the course centers on a collaborative service learning assignment (with HUS 1101), involving fieldwork and research, that assesses well-being in the City Tech environment and presents recommendations to various stakeholders in our college community. *This course is part of a learning community with Human Services Professor Justine Pawlukewicz’s HUS 1101, D634 (80981), which meets on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:00pm in Namm 419B. Ever wonder what happiness really is? In this English and Human Services learning community, you’ll explore–from pop culture, positive psychology, and social services perspectives–what makes individuals and communities flourish or flounder.

Oral Anatomy Fall 2015

Oral Anatomy Fall 2015

Welcome new students! Our OpenLab site is now open. You can send your membership requests and join the group if you haven’t done so already. I have begun posting information for the coming semester. Please click on “Course Site” to get there. Prof. Matthews

DEN2400L Spring 2017

DEN2400L Spring 2017

DEN 2400 presents the didactic material, which correlates with the clinical experience, provided in DEN 2400L. The Clinical Faculty serves as group facilitators who assist the students in developing an awareness of and appreciation for the concepts, topics, and procedures related to the Dental Hygiene profession.

DEN 2413 Introduction to Dental Public Health sp2017

DEN 2413 Introduction to Dental Public Health sp2017

The dental hygienist’s role as an educator and resource person in the field of public and community health is examined. Field Experience and participation in dental education programs are included.

DEN1114 Histology & Embryology FaLL 2015/Winter 2016

DEN1114 Histology & Embryology FaLL 2015/Winter 2016

DEN 1114 is a fundamental course that will assist in the development of the dental hygiene competencies. Basic principles of histology and embryology are studied with emphasis on tissues of the oral cavity and contiguous structures and their clinical considerations in dental hygiene treatment. Knowledge of the normal tissues of the oral cavity and surrounding structures is the basis for understanding diseases and abnormalities that are commonly encountered in dental hygiene practice. Also included is the study of the development of the face, oral cavity, the tooth and its surrounding structures.

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SADHA

SADHA

Student American Dental Hygiene Association is a student organization for first and second-year Dental Hygiene students, faculty, and alumni. Please become a member by clicking “Join now” and Welcome to SADHA!