Special Topics in Communication: The City at Night
CMNS 308
Department of Communication

Tentative Course Schedule


10 September Required Reading:
  • Course Introduction
Field Studies with Guardian Angels

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17 September Required Reading:
  • Murray Melbin, "Night as Frontier"
Field Studies with Chicago Transit Authority

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Reading Response for 9/18 readings due
25 September Required Reading:
  • Jeff Ferrell, Empire of Scrounge (excerpts)
Dumpster Diving excursion

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1 October Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, “The Vibe”
Field Studies with Dr. Greg Scott, Dept. of Sociology

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Reading Response for 9/24 and 10/1 readings due
8 October Required Reading:
  • Mitchell Duneier, Sidewalk (excerpts)
Field Studies with The Night Ministry (9 PM)

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15 October

Required Reading:

  • Christopher Dewdney, "First Night"

Field Studies at Northwestern University sleep center with Dr. Kelly Baron

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Mid-term Paper due
22 October Required Reading:
  • Sukhdev Sandhu, Night Haunts (excerpts)
Field Studies: Urban Improv with Dr. Dustin Goltz

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29 October Required Reading:
  • Paul Chatterton & Robert Hollands, Urban Nightscapes (excerpts)
Karaoke with Liz and Joe Mason

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Reading Response for 10/22 and 10/29 due
5 November Required Reading:
  • Seth Kugel, “Children of the Night”
Field Studies TBA

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Reading Response for 11/5 readings due
12 November

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Research Week

19 November Final Paper Due by 5:45 PM Loop office

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