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

Tentative Course Schedule


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

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

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22 September Required Reading:
  • Jeff Ferrell, Empire of Scrounge (excerpts)
Dumpster Diving excursion

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29 September Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, “The Vibe”
Field Studies TBA

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6 October Required Reading:
  • Mitchell Duneier, Sidewalk (excerpts)
Field Studies with The Night Ministry (9:30 PM)

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13 October

Required Reading:

  • Sukhdev Sandhu, Night Haunts (excerpts)

Field Studies TBA

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20 October Required Reading:
Mid-term Paper due
27 October Required Reading:
  • Seth Kugel, “Children of the Night”
Field Studies with Dr. Hrayr Attarian at Northwestern University Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Research Lab

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3 November Required Reading:
  • Bill Buford, "Lions and Tigers and Bears"

Field Studies TBA


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10 November

Required Reading:

Research Week

17 November Final Paper Due by 10:00 PM via Email

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