Interpersonal Communication

Studying Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication involves the study of verbal and nonverbal messages in dyadic interaction. We explore the various ways that communication functions in both social and personal relationships along a range of topics, including affection, competition, conflict, dating, emotion, health, and maintenance in relational contexts such as marriage, friendship, initial interaction and family relationships.

Our Strengths



Benjamin Broome

Intercultural Communication

Studying Intercultural Communication and Cultural Studies


The Transformation Project focuses on communicatively transforming lives and relationships at all levels of human interaction. We are a consortium of faculty, students, and community members who seek to discover and promote creative change processes that encourage healthy communication patterns, collaborative group behavior, and equitable forms of social organization. Our work centers on harnessing the energy and urgency inherent in problematic situations and directing it toward empowering individuals, nurturing relationships, enriching organizations, and cultivating community.


Intercultural Dialogue Seminar (COM 691)
Saturday, November 17, 2018|
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ASU Brickyard

The Transformation Project

Hugh Downs School students dispersed throughout campus in the spring of 2018 with "Free Listening" signs. What did they hear?



Daniel Brouwer

Graduate Curriculum

Graduate Curriculum recommended track:


The I-4C Collective mobilizes resources from rhetoric, performance, and critical-cultural studies to explore the intersections of civil, critical and creative communication.