Human Communication

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is DEDICATED to UNDERSTANDING and IMPROVING HUMAN COMMUNICATION in EVERYDAY LIFE

It all begins with good communication!

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is aptly named for a man with a passion for life-long learning, commitment to (and appreciation of) the role of communication in human interactions, and an ability to communicate effectively whether with one person or large and diverse groups. Although best known for his long and successful career as a professional communicator and broadcaster, Hugh Downs' accomplishments as an author, speaker and accomplished composer of concertos personifies the school's mission of excellence in research, education and creative endeavors examining the complex role of human communication in everyday life.

Our areas of teaching emphasis are: Intercultural Communication and Cultural Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, Rhetoric and Public Communication.

Our exciting research program features several new strategic initiatives: Health Communication, Strategic Communication, Civil, Critical, and Creative Communication, and the Transformation Project.

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The ASU Forensics Speech Team continued a remarkable awards season, repeating their National Championship in Division II of the President’s Sweepstakes at the National Forensics Association National...
Students in professor Steven Corman’s Countering Violent Extremism class have launched a social media campaign to counteract the proliferation of cyber-terrorism.   The campaign is part of the Peer 2...
James Qian, ASU junior and member of the ASU Forensics Team, won the Impromptu Speaking competition at the 2015 American Forensics Association’s National Individual Events Tournament held April 3-7....