As part of your Final Exam, you are asked to submit a Reflective Essay that “reflects” on your overall progress in the course. Since the essay is a personal reflection, it is written using first person point of view (I, we). Remember to provide specific support for your claims. Use the course materials and assignments to provide support.
4 -5 pages
Context and Purpose:
The Reflective Essay must include a discussion of how your work in the class has helped you meet the Course Objectives.
- Apply key sociological concepts and theories to the experiences of Latina/os.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical forces that have shaped Latina/os individually and collectively.
- Identify and describe the ways in which social inequalities (racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) impact the lives of Latina/os.
- Critically discuss commonalities and differences among individual Latina/os and between different communities (Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, Salvadoran, etc.).
- Critically discuss the relationships between Latina/os and other groups.
- Display a sociological understanding of the role of sexuality, family, media, health care, and education in the lives of Latina/os.
- Analyze the role of immigration in the lives of Latina/os.
- Analyze the ways in which Latina/os have resisted social inequalities.
Essays, One important element for you to consider is the degree to which your work in the class (including the Testimonio) has achieved course objectives. Have the goals been met, at least in part? What would you like to continue to work on?
Remember: The Reflective Essay should offer specific reference to your work (reading responses, group presentations, Analytical Testomonio) to support your analysis.