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Utopias & Dystopias (ENG 2000: Perspectives in Literature)

Utopias & Dystopias (ENG 2000: Perspectives in Literature)

This course is an introduction to literature through the lens of “utopia,” or the desire for a different, better way of being. Through exploring short stories, novels, poetry, songs, advertisements, films, TV shows, the news, social media, and our own experiences, we will critically examine the blurry line between utopia & dystopia: when/how/why various utopian impulses (such as happiness, progress, technological advancement, efficiency, stability) that are intended to improve society can go (and have gone) terribly awry. We will look at how thinkers have historically imagined some of the more frightening and perhaps unforeseen and unintended consequences of “utopia”, and then we will apply these fictional visions to the real-life contemporary world in which we live. We will ask ourselves the difficult (but unavoidable) questions that emerge from such a study: what are the values behind our actions? How do we conceive of/build for things such as happiness, progress, knowledge? How does our increasing dependence on science and technology (often viewed as utopian tools capable of leveling the playing field, sharing diverse ideas, bridging distances, and uniting people from different backgrounds/races/cultures) have the potential to transform into frightening methods of control, censorship, conformity, and isolation? Are our virtual connections/lives/memories displacing our sense of the “real”? Have we retained (and if so, can we continue to maintain) “humanity” in this “post-human” age of commodification, cybernetics, and catastrophe? Will the environment withstand our relentless abuse of it? Will people withstand our relentless abuse of one another? In our attempt to answer these questions (and others) throughout the semester, we will develop critical perspectives that are an integral part of becoming competent thinkers, readers, writers, and citizens of the world. — ENG 2000 Description: “Readings in and writings about literature across genres, eras and locales. Themes include family, the individual and society, good and evil, gender, faith, and “”the human heart in conflict with itself.”” Essays and exams based on readings.”

Tooth Morphology

Tooth Morphology

Hello All, You are currently embarked on an exciting world of Restorative Dentistry. Your knowledge, skills and creative abilities are able to change people’s lives. It all begins with tooth morphology, which is the study of form and function. Throughout time teeth evolved to have the shape and function we see today. Each component of every tooth, from eruption during childhood to permanent adult teeth has a specific function or task. The Central and lateral Incisors are the teeth designed to cut or shear our food while our cuspids also known as Canines are geared for grabbing and tearing food. The posterior teeth have a wider occlusal table and not as sharp cusps which are designed to crush and grind our food making food easier to digest. So as you can see form and shape has been designed slowly throughout time to function in a precise way to facilitate digestion of food. Teeth have an aesthetic component to form. We are all aware of how a healthy beautiful smile is the trademark that has made so many actors and models who they are. Julia Roberts comes to mind when thinking of the power of a smile. People psychology and self-esteem many times is linked to their smiles. So many times I heard patients tell me that they always covered their smiles due to the way they looked. Now, however with a new smile they feel a sense of rebirth and rejuvenation they never experienced before. It is one of the most rewarding elements a restorative dentistry technician can have.

ENG1133 D202 Specialized Communications for Technology Students, SP2017

ENG1133 D202 Specialized Communications for Technology Students, SP2017

Capable engineers and technologists are a dime-a-dozen. This class’ purpose is to offer you an opportunity to distinguish yourself among many otherwise qualified individuals by improving essential communication skills. Students will build job application portfolios, improve writing in a variety of formats for different audiences, research something important to their careers so as to have an important writing sample, and practice professional oral presentation skills based on research. This class is difficult in ways different than major-specific classes, but it is the challenge afforded by the intensive projects and weekly in-class writing assignments that develop your communications skills over time. Simply put, students who apply themselves to the class throughout the semester will develop ways of thinking and expressing that will place them above many of their peers in a competitive job market.

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