Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication involves the study of both the processes and effects of social interaction, usually in face-to-face situations. Both verbal and nonverbal behaviors are studied in laboratory and naturalistic contexts. Cognitions, emotions, and discourse patterns occurring during conflict, lying, and persuasion are some of the factors commonly studied. Communication in health-related contexts as well as personal and family relationships are two important contexts in which theories are applied.

Interpersonal Faculty

Interpersonal Graduate Coursework

Interpersonal Communication Theory
Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Stress and Coping
Managing Health Information
Conflict and Communication
Discourse Analysis
Communication and Ethnography
Language, Communication & Cultural/Social Conflict
Language, Persuasion/Social Influence
Communication, Cognition & Emotion
Family Communication
Communication in Relationships
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods