After finishing up for the semester with APG 350 I know we have heard from everyone on what we thinks makes me me. After finishing up my paper tonight and with the final presentations in class I have really sat and thought about this. I still after all these assignments give an exact answer, because there is too much to the answer.
Biologically I am human. I am 99% the same as a chimpanzee. I have 46 chromosomes. My phenotype is shown through my dirty blonde hair, green eyes, and much more. But in the paper we were focusing mainly on the biological aspect but I did give some of my opinion to wrap the whole thing up.
I truly feel that our culture, surroundings, and choices make us who we our. Mostly our choices. My sister and I grew up in the same house and are completely different people. I have made choices completely different from hers that have molded the person that I am today. I chose my friends, the music I listen to, the way I dress, what I majored in. I look at those same choices made by the people I grew up with and they are all different.
Many things in the class have been so open ended. I have found myself questioning and thinking about things I never have before. I look at things like race and identity in a different way. This class has truly been an experience that I would not take back...after 5 years of college I'm graduating May 20th and this is probably one of the classes and college experiences I won't forget.