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Instructor Information

HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT USING THE TEXT AND THE WEBSITE RESOURCES

Instructor Information
HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT USING THE TEXT AND THE WEBSITE RESOURCES

Instructor Information

HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT USING THE TEXT AND THE WEBSITE RESOURCES

 
 

Things you should know if you are using or thinking about adopting
A First Look at Communication Theory

Comparing texts

Get a chart (PDF) showing which of nearly 250 theories are covered by A First Look and ten other leading communication theory textbooks. (The chart linked here shows all theories. Once you are registered, you will have access to additinal tables with other views of the data in the Theory Resources options for registered instructors.)

 

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Resources available for instructors
When logged in, you will have access to::

  • The Full Instructors Manual (PDF)
  • Suggestions for Discussion—ideas to help you interact with students.
  • Exercises and Activities—ideas to help stimulate interest and interaction.
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  • Text Comparison—charts showing which of nearly 200 theories are covered by A First Look and ten other leading communication theory textbooks. (There are more ways to view the list when logged in than the single PDF document available from the Comparing Texts box.)
  • News and Information—Upcoming conference sessions and other information of interest to instructors.

 

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