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UMDebate
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« on: July 16, 2014, 11:29:16 AM »

Do you teach a freshman/introductory Comm Theory Course?  If yes, do you have a textbook you recommend?  Thanks!  David Steinberg
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CouldaBeenaContenda
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 02:05:29 PM »

Is this co-author your grandfather?

www.amazon.com/Argumentation-Debate-Austin-J-Freeley/dp/0495095907  



Actually, my first Communications professor was a disciple of Stephen Toulmin, but whenever I think of his model and defense of it, I am reminded of something my late friend Dave Wentworth once said: "The trouble with you is, you think you're a pseudo intellectual!"

- Michael W. Toland

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 02:22:16 PM »

The 13th edition is better. 

Dr. Freeley was a legendary debate coach, argumentation scholar, and organizational leader (President of AFA).  We worked on the 10th edition together.  I was lucky to meet with him in person once before his death. Thanks for your support!
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CouldaBeenaContenda
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 02:32:53 PM »

A former debate partner of mine got judged by Austin J Freeley back in the 1960s, and said it was a real big deal for him, being judged by the guy who wrote the book he had learned debate from, so I figured that book had a few years on it.
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Dover High School Debate Coach, 1970-1971
University of New Hampshire debate team, 1970 (when we still spoke like human beings)
University of New Hampshire debate team, 1980-1981 (and when we didn't)
UNH assistant debate coach, 1980-1981
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 12:48:11 PM »

I've taught Comm Theory for about seven years now. I use Em Griffin, A First Look, and am very satisfied with it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 06:17:32 PM »

What a coincidence, it happens I am using Freeley-Steinberg too this fall, first time for me !  But that's my argum-debate class, not the intro class.....happy fall planning.....
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 10:15:38 AM »

As a friend and early collaborator with Em, I strongly endorse his book.  It works very well at the sophomore level.

GARY
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