Are you interested in learning how do borders affect our local South Bend Latino community? Are you looking for a course that allows you to connect what you learn in the classroom to the real world? Do you want to build brides between Notre Dame and the local community? If so, this is the course for you. This course will focus on two geographical areas that we tend to associate with these concepts: the traditional US-Mexico border and the lesser studied Caribbean. Students will watch films and read literary works by Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Dominican-American and Cuban-American authors in order to gain a deeper understanding of how borders and borderlands inform contemporary discourse and culture. This course has a Community-Based Learning (CBL) requirement. Students are expected to sign up for tutoring at La Casa de Amistad once a week for 2 hours. The course will be taught in Spanish and is open to advanced non-majors. Cross-listed with ILS, Africana Studies. Carries the PSIM attribute.