Urban Communication
CMN 334
Department of Communication

Tentative Course Schedule


4 January
    Course Introduction
6 January Required Reading:
  • Georg Simmel, "The Metropolis and Mental Life"
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11 January Required Reading:
  • Jane Jacobs, "The Uses of Sidewalks: Contact"
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13 January Required Reading:
  • Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, "Regulating Our Looks"
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18 January Required Reading:
  • Eric Klinenberg, "Dying Alone"
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20 January Required Reading:
  • Irving Rein and Ben Shields, "Communication and Sports: Language of the City"
25 January Required Reading:
  • Mike Newirth, "Zoned Bohemian"
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27 January Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (pp. xi-xxi, Ch. 1)
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1 February

Required Reading:

Class canceled/DePaul closed because of blizzard

  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 3)
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3 February
  • NO CLASS--MID-TERM RESEARCH DAY
8 February Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 3)
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Mid-term Paper Due
10 February Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 4)
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15 February Required Reading:
  • Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (Ch. 5)

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17 February Required Reading:
  • Steven Lagerfeld, "What Main Street Can Learn From the Mall"
22 February Required Reading:
  • "Whatever Became of the Public Square" (Harper's Discussion Forum)

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24 February Required Reading:
  • Don Mitchell, "Anti-Homeless Laws and Public Space: II. Further Constitutional Issues"
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1, 3 and 8 March Group Presentations
10 March
  • Conferences
15 March Peer Evaluations Due/Service Learning Final Due

Last Update: 3 March 2011
Send questions, comments, or reasonable suggestions to: Daniel Makagon