Explore Chicago: Underground Culture in Chicago
ISP 102
Liberal Studies

Tentative Course Schedule


10 September

    Course Introduction

Class Visit: Internet Resources:
17 September Required Reading:
  • Stephen Duncombe, “Zines”
  • Print Cultural Spaces assignment sheet
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
24 September Class Visit: Internet Resources:
1 October Required Reading:
  • Thomas Frank, “Alternative to What?”
  • Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cool Hunt”
Internet Resources:
8 October Underground Cultural Spaces Essay Due
15 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:
22 October

Women in Punk

Internet Resources:
Abstracts Due
29 October Required Reading:
Internet Resources:
5 November Required Reading:
  • Marshall Berman, “‘Justice/Just Us’: Rap and Social Justice in America”

Rap Production

Internet Resources:
Zine Contribution Outline Due
12 November Zine Presentations
19 November FINAL ZINE SITE DUE/Final Exams Due

Last Update: 12 October 2007
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon