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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Overrides for 2015 fall COM classes are available online. Course overrides for fall classes are available online now. Space overrides for fall classes will be available online August 6....
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication advising team will provide special walk-in advising hours prior to the beginning of the fall semester to assist students with registration and other...
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...