College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

School of World Languages and Cultures

2022 Capstone

The Faculty in the School of World Languages and Cultures is pleased to present the 2022 WLC Capstone Festival to be held live in Building 504, Room 1401, Friday, May 20, 2022 from 8:30 am-4:35 pm. Students earning the B.A. in Japanese Language and Culture (JLC), and the B.A. in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures (SLHC) from CSU Monterey Bay will present their Capstone project work. These projects reflect the synthesis of knowledge, skills, and abilities developed over the course of a student’s learning experience at CSUMB. The WLC Major Capstone courses (WLC400) were taught by Dr. Rebecca Pozzi and Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott in Spring 2022.

Format: Students presented their work in presentation format, and took questions following each presentation. Please view the recorded presentation event on the campus Panopto video service or on the WLC Facebook Page. Please see the student Capstone project descriptions including titles, abstracts, advisors, and research questions.

The School of World Languages and Cultures is part of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS).

2022 students spanning the globe as new WLC majors

Schedule of Presentations

Welcomes 8:30 am

Session 1A, 8:40-9:35 am

  • La visión idealizada de Latinoamérica en los ensayos de José Martí, Walter Mignolo y Ángel Rama 

    The Ideal Latin America in the Essays of José Martí, Walter Mignolo and Ángel Rama 

    Advisor: Dr. Christine Fernández | view project abstract

  • 日本の少子化と女性の自立に関しての日米大学生の認識

    Japan's Dwindling Birthrate and its Effects on Women's Reproductive Rights

    Advisor: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott | view project abstract

  • El papel de la mujer en “Medias rojas” y “El encaje roto” de Emilia Pardo Bazán

    The Role of Women in “Medias rojas” and “El encaje roto” by Emilia Pardo Bazán

    Advisor: Dr. David Vila Diéguez view project abstract

Session 1B, 9:50-10:45 am

  • Soy lo que hablo: perspectivas de lengua e identidad en clases para hablantes de herencia hispana

    I Am What I Speak: Language and Identity Perspectives in a Spanish Class for Heritage Speakers

    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Pozzi | view project abstract 

  • LGBTQ+の権利に関する日米大学生の認識:ゲイは新しいセカンドクラス?
    “Gay is the new second class?” Japanese and American University Students’ Perceptions on LGBTQ+ Rights
    Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Dustin Wright | view project abstract

  • La representación del machismo en los cuentos cortos de Ana Lydia Vega y Rosario Ferré
    The Representation of Machismo in the Short Stories of Ana Lydia Vega and Rosario Ferré
    Advisor: Dr. Christine Fernández view project abstract

Session 1C, 11:00-11:55 am

  • El uso del “otro Yo” en los cuentos de Julio Cortázar
    The Use of the “other Self” in the Stories of Julio Cortazar
    Advisor: Dr. Christine Fernández view project abstract

  • 高等教育とキャリアへのゲートウェイ:競技的E スポーツに対する日米の大学生の見解
    Gateway to Higher Education and Professional Careers: Japanese and American Perspectives on Competitive E-sports
    Advisor: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott | view project abstract

  • La identidad lingüística, cultural y queer en la serie Aristotle y Dante de Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Linguistic, Cultural, & Queer Identity in the Aristotle and Dante Series by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Advisor: Dr. Carolyn González view project abstract

Lunch Break, Noon-12:30 pm

Session 2A, 12:30-1:25 pm

  • El lenguaje inclusivo en la vida y en el aula: Perspectivas de tres educadores de español
    Inclusive language in life and the classroom: Perspectives of three Spanish faculty members
    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Pozzi view project abstract

  • 日米の大学生の文化理解に及ぼすローカライゼーションの影響
    The Impact of Localization on Cultural Understanding among Japanese and American University Students
    Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine view project abstract

  • La cultura Chicanx y el bilingüismo en las obras de Reyna Grande y Pat Mora
    Chicanx Culture and Bilingualism in the Works of Reyna Grande and Pat Mora
    Advisor: Dr. Carolyn González | view project abstract 

Session 2B, 1:40-2:35 pm

  • El significado de la muerte en dos ensayos de El Laberinto de la Soledad por Octavio Paz
    The Meaning of Death in Two Essays from The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz
    Advisor: Dr. Carolyn González view project abstract

  • 日米大学生の相互合意的な非一夫一婦制に対する認識
    Perceptions of American and Japanese Students on Consensual Non-Monogamy
    Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott & Dr. Dustin Wright view project abstract

  • La identidad cultural chicanx en las obras de Gloria Anzaldúa y Cherríe L. Moraga
    Chicanx Cultural Identity in the Works of Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe L. Moraga
    Advisor: Dr. Carolyn González | view project abstract

Session 2C, 2:50-4:05 pm

  • El retrato de la mujer indígena en las crónicas de Bartolomé de Las Casas y Bernal Díaz del Castillo
    The Portrayal of Indigenous Women in the Chronicles of Bartolomé de Las Casas and Bernal Díaz del Castillo
    Advisor: Dr. David Vila Diéguez  view project abstract

  • Identidad cultural de los puertorriqueños en los cuentos de Judith Ortiz Cofer
    Cultural Identity of Puerto Ricans in the Short Stories of Judith Ortiz Cofer
    Advisor: Dr. Christine Fernández view project abstract

  • 外来語と和製英語に対する理解と認識

    These Loanwords Can't be This Complicated: Understanding English Loanwords and Wasei-eigo

    Advisors: Dr. Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and Dr. Shigeko Sekine view project abstract

  • El impacto de la identidad y el bilingüismo en estudiantes universitarios de primera generación

    The Impact of Identity and Bilingualism in First-Generation College Students

    Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Pozzi | view project abstract

  • Feminidades alternativas en la música ranchera: Inversión de roles de género en la puesta en escena de Chavela Vargas y Jenni Rivera
    Alternative Femininities in Ranchera Music: Inversion of Gender Roles in the Staging of Chavela Vargas and Jenni Rivera
    Advisor: Dr. David Vila Diéguez | view project abstract

Awards and Closing 4:15-4:35 pm

CAHSS

Mission: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) empowers students to critically examine their place in the world: to imagine, to communicate, to collaborate, to create, and to transform. Our graduates are engaged global citizens ready for the realities of the 21st century. They apply values, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to provide creative and socially-responsible solutions for the future.