Special Topics in Communication: Urban Communication
CMN 308
Department of Communication

Tentative Course Schedule


3 January
    Course Introduction
8 January Required Reading:
  • Georg Simmel, "The Metropolis and Mental Life"
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10 January Required Reading:
  • Jane Jacobs, "The Uses of Sidewalks"
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15 January Required Reading:
  • Richard Schechner, "The Street is the Stage"
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17 January Required Reading:
  • Eric Klinenberg, "Dying Alone"
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22 January Required Reading:
  • Mary Patillo, "Negotiating Blackness"
24 January Required Reading:
  • Mike Newirth, "Zoned Bohemian"
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29 January Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (pp. xi-xxi, Ch. 1)
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31 January Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 3)
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5 February Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 4)
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7 February Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 5)

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12 February Required Reading:
  • Ray Oldenburg, "The Problem of Place in America"
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Mid-term Paper Due
14 February Required Reading:
  • Steven Lagerfeld, "What Main Street Can Learn From the Mall"
  • "Whatever Became of the Public Square" (Harper's Discussion Forum)
19 February Required Reading:
  • Don Mitchell, "Anti-Homeless Laws and Public Space: II. Further Constitutional Issues"
Internet Resources:
21 February Required Reading:
  • TBA
26 and 28 Feb Group Presentations
5 and 7 March Group Presentations
12 March Peer Evaluations Due

Last Update: 30 December 2005
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon