Explore Chicago: Underground Culture in Chicago
LSP 111
Liberal Studies

Tentative Course Schedule

8 September Required Reading:
  • Course Introduction
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
15 September

Required Reading:

Bohemia in History

  • Thomas Frank, “Alternative to What?”
  • Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cool Hunt”
Internet Resources:
22 September Required Reading:
  • Stephen Duncombe, “Zines”
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
29 September Class Visit:
  • Pilsen Mural Tour with Jose Guerrero
Internet Resources:
6 October Required Reading:
  • Steven Heller & Karrie Jacobs, Angry Graphics (Excerpts)
  • Hoss Jooten “Taking it to the Streets”


Internet Resources:

Underground Cultural Spaces Essay Due
13 October Class Visit: Internet Resources:
20 October

Guest Speaker:

Mica Alaniz

Internet Resources:

Abstracts Due
27 October Required Reading:
  • Marshall Berman, “‘Justice/Just Us’: Rap and Social Justice in America”

Guest Speaker

Isle of Weight from The Opus

Internet Resources:

3 November Required Reading:
Zine Contribution Outline Due
10 November Zine Presentations/Graded Zines
17 November FINAL ZINE SITE DUE/Final Exams Due by 1:00PM via email or to 14 E. Jackon (18th Floor) with SASE

Last Update: 7 September 2009
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon