College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

School of World Languages and Cultures

2016 Capstone

The 2016 WLC Capstone Festival was held May 19 and 20, 2016.

Recordings of Presentations

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The Capstone Proseminar (WLC400) was taught by Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Donaldo Urioste in Spring 2016. Project advisors include Dr. Rafael Gomez, Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Dr. Shigeko Sekine, Dr. Donaldo Urioste, and Dr. Gabriela Zapata.

Class of 2016
Class of 2016 Front Row Left to right : Laura Medrano, Laura Metz, Esmeralda Garcia, Zulleyka Cortez, Christian McGlothlin-Clason, Addie Gingold, Andrew Elisalde, D’Andre Thompson, Hatty Gardner, Karina Koagedal, Jamil Cary, Robin Jensen, Rosa Chiguila Back Row Left to Right: Eric Fragoso, Julissa Garcia, Edgar Mendoza, Andrea Ruiz, Luis Ramos, Forrest Abbotmoore, Andrew Ramirez, Miles Reiter, Kamau Carter, Abaigael Callahan, Sarah Alnazer, Christopher Soto, Rubi Medina, Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott Not Pictured: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

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Forrest Abbotmoore ePortfolio and Laura Medrano ePortfolio

Un análisis de los refranes más comunes en el mundo hispano y su equivalentes en inglés |

An analysis of the most common Spanish proverbs and their English equivalents | Advisor: Dr. Gabriela Zapata

Sarah Alnazer ePortfolio

La relación lingüística entre el árabe y el español a través del tiempo | The Linguistic Relationship between Arabic and Spanish through Time | Advisor: Dr. Gabriela Zapata

Kamau Carter ePortfolio

「ナード」・「オタク」に対する見解:アメリカと日本の相違 | The Perception of Nerd/Otaku Culture between America and Japan | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Jamil Cary ePortfolio

La importancia de la representación del afrolatino en la literatura infantil | The Importance of the Portrayal of Afrolatinos in Children’s Literature | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Abaigael Callahan ePortfolio ☀☀ and Karina Koagedal ePortfolio ☀☀

外国語のクラスで異文化交流・対人コミュニケーションを教えることの重要性 | Importance of Teaching Cross-Cultural and Interpersonal Communication in Foreign Language Classrooms | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Rosa Chiguila ePortfolio

Un análisis comprensivo del pachuco | A Comprehensive Overview of Pachuco | Advisor: Dr. Gabriela Zapata

Zulleyka Cortez ePortfolio

La novela de formación feminina en la novela chicana | The Female Coming-of-Age Story in the Chicana Novel | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Eric Fragoso ePortfolio

El bildungsroman el la literatura Chicana: un acercamiento a cuatro novelas | The Bildungsroman in Chicano Literature: An Analysis of Four Novels | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Esmeralda García ePortfolio ☀☀

La presencia de la literatura infantil latino/a e indígena en el condado de Monterey | The Role of Latino/a and Indigenous Children's Literature in Monterey County | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Hatty Gardner ePortfolio ☀☀and D’Andre Thompson ePortfolio ☀☀

外国語教育とインターカルチュラリティ「異文化相互理解」:日米比較研究 | The Connection between Foreign Language Education and Interculturality: A Comparison between Japan and the United States | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Addie Gingold ePortfolio and Lizet Martinez ePortfolio

大学生の恋愛事情:日米比較研究 | Finding Love in University: A Comparative Study of Japan and the United States | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Robin Jensen ePortfolio

La imagen del trabajador migrante en la literatura | The Image of the Migrant Farm Worker in Literature | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Christian McGlothlin-Clason ePortfolio

移民政策:日米における大学生の見解 | Immigration Policy: College Students’ Perceptions in Japan & the U.S. | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Rubí Medina ePortfolio and Julissa García ePortfolio

Una investigación detallada sobre un programa bilingüe de inmersión a doble vía local | An In-Depth Investigation of a Local Dual Immersion Bilingual Program | Advisor: Dr. Gabriela Zapata

Edgar Mendoza ePortfolio

El desarrollo de la filosofía azteca del periodo posclásico hasta la conquista española a través de la poesía Náhuatl | The Development of Aztec Philosophy from the Post-classic Period through the Spanish Conquest as it is Portrayed in Náhuatl poetry | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Laura Metz ePortfolio

Anacaona y las tormentas y la conquista española: un modelo de alevosía y traición en el tratamiento de pueblos indígenas | Anacaona and the Storms and the Spanish Conquest: A Model of Treachery and Betrayal in the Treatment of Indigenous Peoples | Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Andrew Ramirez ePortfolio and Andrew Elisalde ePortfolio

原子力発電に対する大学生の認識 | Perceptions of Nuclear Energy among University Students | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Miles Reiter ePortfolio

Los trabajadores agrícolas de Watsonville: una vista a los factores culturales que influyen su inmigración a Watsonville, California | Watsonville Immigrant Farm Workers: A Look at the Cultural Factors that Influence Their Immigration into Watsonville, California | Advisors: Dr. Donaldo Urioste and Dr. Rafael Gómez

Andrea Ruiz ePortfolio ☀☀

Las actitudes de los padres y maestros de primaria del este de Salinas hacia el bilingüismo | Attitudes Toward Bilingualism from K-6 East Salinas’ Elementary School Teachers and Parents | Advisor: Dr. Gabriela Zapata

Christopher Soto ePortfolio

外国語を読む際に生じる不安感: 留学経験がもたらす影響 | Foreign Language Reading Anxiety: Influences of Study Abroad | Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

☀☀Indicates WLC Capstone Award Recipient

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