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

Tentative Course Schedule

5 September Required Reading:
  • Course Introduction
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
12 September

Required Reading:

Bohemia in History

  • Thomas Frank, “Alternative to What?”
  • Malcolm Gladwell, “The Cool Hunt”
Internet Resources:
Reading Quiz #1
19 September Required Reading:
  • Stephen Duncombe, “Zines”
Class Visit: Internet Resources:
Reading Quiz #2
26 September Class Visit: Internet Resources:
3 October Required Reading:
Underground Cultural Spaces Essay Due
10 October Class Visit:
  • Pilsen Mural Tour with Jose Guerrero
Internet Resources:
Zine Abstracts Due
17 October Required Reading:
  • Marshall Berman, “‘Justice/Just Us’: Rap and Social Justice in America”

Guest Speaker

Jasiri X, “How to Succeed in Hip Hop Without Selling Your Soul”

Internet Resources:

Reading Quiz #3
24 October Required Reading:
  • Steven Heller & Karrie Jacobs, Angry Graphics (Excerpts)
  • Hoss Jooten “Taking it to the Streets”


Internet Resources:

Reading Quiz #4
Zine Paragraphs Due
31 October

Guest Speaker:


Internet Resources:

Zine Contribution Outline Due
7 November Zine Presentations/Graded Zines
14 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 2012
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon