Explore Chicago: Underground Culture in Chicago
ISP 102
Liberal Studies

Tentative Course Schedule


8 September

    Course Introduction

Class Visit: Internet Resources:
15 September Required Reading:
  • Stephen Duncombe, “Zines”
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
22 September Required Reading:
  • Stephen Duncombe, “Community”
  • Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cool Hunt”
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
29 September Required Reading:
  • Bohemia in History (Reading TBA)
Internet Resources:
6 October Required Reading:
  • Steven Heller & Karrie Jacobs, Angry Graphics (Excerpts)
  • Hoss Jooten “Taking it to the Streets”
Class Visit:
  • Pilsen Mural Tour with Jose Guerrero
Internet Resources:
Spirit of the Place Essay Due
13 October Required Reading:
  • Public Art/Graffiti Continued
Internet Resources:
20 October

Latino/a Punk

  • Guest Speaker: Benny from Southkore Records
Internet Resources:
Abstracts Due
27 October Required Reading:
  • Either Alternative Country, Reggae, or Underground Dance Music
Internet Resources:
  • TBA
3 November Required Reading:
  • Marshall Berman, “‘Justice/Just Us’: Rap and Social Justice in America”
Women in Rap Panel: Internet Resources:
Zine Contribution Outline Due
10 November Zine Presentations
17 November

No ClassóNational Communication Convention San Antonio

21 November FINAL ZINE SITE DUE

Last Update: 30 August 2006
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon