College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

School of World Languages and Cultures

2017 Capstone

The 2017 WLC Capstone Festival was held Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, 2017, in WLC-North, Room 118. Students earning the B.A. in Japanese Language and Culture, and the B.A. in Spanish presented their capstone project work.

WLC Class of 2017
Students and Course Faculty Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Donaldo Urioste

The Capstone Proseminar (WLC400) was taught by Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Donaldo Urioste in Spring 2017. Project advisors include Dr. Rafael Gomez, Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Dr. Shigeko Sekine, Dr. Donaldo Urioste, and Dr. Pablo Oliva.

Playlists of Presentations

All Presentations | Japanese Only | Spanish Only

Students and Project Titles

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Ana Laura Alvarado and Brenda Isabel Delgadillo ePortfolio ePortfolio

La imagen de los revolucionarios Emiliano Zapata y Francisco Villa en la literatura, cine, y corridos mexicanos

The Image of Revolutionary Heroes Emiliano Zapata and Francisco Villa in Literature, Movies, and Mexican Corridos

Advisors: Dr. Donaldo Urioste and Dr. Rafael Gómez

Silvia Arévalo ePortfolio

La Imagen del Femicidio en Ciudad Juárez a través de la Literatura y otras obras de Cultura

The Representación of Femicide in Juárez, Mexico through Works of Literature and Culture

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Carolina Arguijo (Fall 2017) ePortfolio

Marissa Armstrong and Diana Gomez ePortfolio ePortfolio

日本とアメリカの大学生が好むファッションスタイルの要因

Factors that Reflect the Preferred Fashion Styles of Japanese and American University Students

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

David Bath and John Holaday ePortfolio ePortfolio

大学生の携帯電話に対する依存:日米比較

Cell Phone Addictions of Japanese and American University Students

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Nikko Bautista and Andrea Masey ePortfolio ePortfolio

文化の知識が如何に外国語学習への動機付けに繋がるか:日米の大学生の意識調査

The Relationship Between Cultural Knowledge and Motivation for Studying Foreign Language: a Comparative Study of Japanese and American University Students

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Rosalinda Barrios Chávez (Fall 2017) ePortfolio

Eva Perón: Mujer de poder y su influencia en la cultura y la sociedad Argentina

Eva Perón: Woman of Power and Her Influence in Argentine Culture and Society

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Stephanie Corelli and Linh Luu ePortfolio ePortfolio

La censura del Franquismo en el teatro de Antonio Buero Vallejo

The Censorship of Francoism in Theatre by Antonio Buero Vallejo

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Rita Correa ePortfolio

El desarrollo del feminismo en México a través de las obras literarias de Rosario Castellanos y Ángeles Mastretta

The Development of Feminism in Mexico Observed in the Literary Works of Rosario Castellanos and Angeles Mastretta

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Alex Craig and Marquie Mosley ☀☀ ePortfolio ePortfolio

日本とアメリカのトランスジェンダーについての大学生の見解

University Students' Perception of Transgender Identities in Japan and America

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Yesenia Durán ePortfolio

El concepto de la narrativa en las obras de Luis Valdez y su relación a la experiencia Chicana

The Concept of Narration in Luis Valdez’s Plays and Their Relation to the Chicana Experience.

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Quenton Fletcher and Heather O’Connell ePortfolio ePortfolio

日米大学生によるミームの認識と使用特性

University Students’ Perception of Memes in Japan and America

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Ramón García and Carolina Orozco Alonzo ePortfolio ePortfolio

El concepto de la identidad en la literatura hispánica: Miguel de Unamuno y varias obras chicanas

The Concept of Identity in Hispanic Literature: Miguel de Unamuno and Various Works in Chicano Literature

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Tanya Good and Luis Ramos ePortfolio ePortfolio

El cambio de código: Un estudio exploratorio en una comunidad académica bilingüe: La Universidad Estatal de la Bahía de Monterey California (CSUMB)

Code Switching: An Explorational Study of the Bilingual Academic Community of CSU Monterey Bay

Advisor: Dr. Pablo Oliva

Adelia Hornick and Melvin Mason ☀☀ ePortfolio ePortfolio

日米における高齢化社会と貧困に関しての比較研究

Comparison of Japanese and American University Students’ Views on Aging Societies

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Jovon Hutchins and Jessica Negin ePortfolio ePortfolio

ファーストフードと大学生活との関連:日米比較研究

The Link Between Fast Food and University Life: Comparing Japan and the United States

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

Miriam I. López Hernández ePortfolio

La representación de la mujer en la literatura española contemporánea escrita por mujeres

The Image of Women in Contemporary Spanish Literature Written by Women

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Adriana López-Romero and Marco Rangel ☀☀ ePortfolio ePortfolio

El simbolismo de la tierra en la obra de Juan Rulfo

The Symbolism of La Tierra in the work of Juan Rulfo

Advisors: Dr. Donaldo Urioste, Dr. Rafael Gómez, Dr. María Zielina, and Dr. Pablo M. Oliva

Dora Estela Márquez ☀☀ePortfolio

El realismo mágico en Como agua para chocolate de Laura Esquivel

Magical Realism in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Martín Mercado García ePortfolio

De Tonantzin-Coatlicue a la Virgen de Guadalupe: el surgimiento de un ícono religioso y cultural mexicano

From Tonantzin-Coatlicue to the Virgen of Guadalupe: The Emergence of a Religious and Cultural Mexican Icon

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Kenneth James Sabatte ePortfolio

Los roles de género en la literatura latina estadounidense

Gender Roles in U.S. Latino Literature

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Katie Winkler ePortfolio

La imagen del niño dejado atrás por padres inmigrantes en la literatura latina estadounidense

The Image of the Children Left Behind by Immigrant Parents in U.S. Latino Literature

Advisor: Dr. Donaldo Urioste

Jennifer Xayavong and Nataly Zaragoza ePortfolio ePortfolio

自然災害に関する大学生の認識:日米比較研究

Natural Disaster Awareness in Japan and California: a Comparative Study

Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine

☀☀Indicates WLC Capstone Award Recipient

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Festival brochure

Photos from the Festival

Recordings of Presentations

Day 1 Video Recording