Self Assessment Research Paper

This research paper asked me to delve into a topic of my choice as long as it is at the intersection of Latin American History and Culture with that of race, gender and sexuality, or politics. The most difficult part of each assignment was to choose the topic. I had many topics in mind, but in the end I chose the best topic that can identify to myself. This assignment required much of my attention and my time since there were many parts such as the proposal, the annotated bibliography of sources, the vlog, the first draft, and the final …

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Self Assessment Critical response

This assignment was to form an argument about the function of race in Latin America using both Wade and Gate’s own assertions to support my own. This essay was confused to me since I did not know what is a race. I needed to think more in dept, this essay was not to define race as physical appearance. This assignment was to know that the concept of race is a social concept, where the classification of belonging to a group has been decided by people within a particular social system. The topic I chose was Dominicanidad in the 21st Century. …

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Self Assessment News Flash!

This assignment was an informative review paper to inform the readers about the fundamental facts about a particularly controversial issue in the news pertaining to Latin America that was interesting to me. The goal was to inform about a specific issue without taking a position. The topic I chose was about Same-Sex-Marriage in a Nuclear Family. Through this essay, I showed that defenders of the same-sex-marriage believe that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by men and women couples, for example having a family. Although opponents assert that marriage has traditionally been represented as being between …

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First Draft

Grethel Vargas Professor Aisha Sidibe-Leyva FIQWS 10103 December 05, 2018 Costa Rica’s Presidential Election 2018   Religion in Latin America is characterized by the historical predominance of Catholic and Christianity. In Costa Rica, Catholicism is the dominant religion and it follows Evangelical Protestants. In the last Costa Rica election, Fabricio Alvarado was a candidate as a religious figure that was at the top of the rest candidates.  Carlos Alvarado is another candidate which he is not relative with his opponent candidate. In this presidential elections, the top problems of the country were not the key issues to debate, there were …

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Final Draft Research Paper

Grethel Vargas Professor Aisha Sidibe-Leyva FIQWS 10103 05 December  2018 Costa Rica’s Presidential Election 2018   Religion in Costa Rica is characterized by the historical predominance of Catholic and Christianity. In the last Costa Rica election, Fabricio Alvarado was a candidate as a religious figure that was at the top of the rest candidates.  Carlos Alvarado is another candidate which he is not relative with his opponent candidate. In this presidential elections, the top problems of the country were not the key issues to debate, there were controversial topics such as abortion, same-sex-marriage were themes marked the campaign. Many believers …

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Welcome to my portfolio, I am Grethel Vargas. There are many categorizations in the menu and sub categorizations about  documents I have written in this semester in the class FIQWS 10103 World History and Culture, focusing on Latin American culture. My goal for this class and for the rest of the courses is to improve my critical thinking since this  will help me in further courses, and in my daily life. One way to improve it, is to think inside the box, be a devil advocate for any issue in order to form a judgment. Given English is my second …

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In-Class essay

Grethel Vargas Professor Aisha Sidibe-Leyva November 14, 2018 “How Parents Should Teach Race and Ethnicity to their children?” The kids tend to repeat what they hear outside of their houses. Parents have the responsibility to teach and help their kids to process the information and avoid the misunderstanding that kids get outside every day. The concept of race is a social concept, where the classification of belonging to a group has been decided by people within a particular social system. Ethnicity refers to cultural factors such as nationality regional culture, ancestry, and language. Many people think that children do not …

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Reflection ..

Grethel Vargas Professor Aisha Sidibe-Leyva December 12, 2018 Reflection All countries around the world face different problems every year. In Latin American countries, a few of the challenges they are facing are violence, gender inequality, and corruption. In Central American countries there are many protests every year. Nicaragua is a great example to show that a protest against the government comes with backlash. This started when many Nicaraguans did not support a new security reform where it increases taxes and decreased benefits. As the conflict escalated over a period of several days and also spread from Managua to other Nicaraguan …

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