Explore Chicago: Underground Music Culture in Chicago
LSP 111
Liberal Studies

Tentative Course Schedule

7 September Required Reading:
  • Course Introduction
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
14 September

Required Reading:

Bohemia in History

  • Thomas Frank, “Alternative to What?”
  • Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cool Hunt”
Internet Resources:
Reading Quiz #1
21 September Required Reading:
  • Stephen Duncombe, “Zines”
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
Reading Quiz #2
28 September Class Visit: Internet Resources:
5 October Required Reading:
Underground Cultural Spaces Essay Due
12 October Required Reading:
  • Steven Heller & Karrie Jacobs, Angry Graphics (Excerpts)
  • Hoss Jooten “Taking it to the Streets”


Internet Resources:

19 October Class Visit:
  • Pilsen Mural Tour with Jose Guerrero
Internet Resources:
Reading Quiz #3
Abstracts Due
26 October Required Reading:
  • Marshall Berman, “‘Justice/Just Us’: Rap and Social Justice in America”

Guest Speaker

Amina from Urbanized Music

Internet Resources:

Reading Quiz #4
2 November

Guest Speaker:

Heather Augustyn, Ska: An Oral History

Internet Resources:

Zine Contribution Outline Due
9 November Zine Presentations/Graded Zines
16 November FINAL ZINE SITE DUE/Final Exams Due by 1:50PM via email or to 14 E. Jackon (18th Floor) with SASE

Last Update: 30 August 2011
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon