The following have been approved as part of the coursework for the Minor. Students should build an 18-hour course of study that both interests them complements their major. See below for next term's courses.

Prerequisite Core Courses (6 cr):

Computer Skills Component:

CSC 103 Overview of Computer Science   OR
CSC 110 Computer Science I (Computer Science majors only)  OR
MIS 142 Business Computer Systems 

Writing Skills Component:

ENG 238 Technical/Professional Writing I

Other Course Offerings (12 cr):

NOTE: excepting internships, no more than two courses per department can count for minor credit. At least six credits must be 300- or 400-level coursework.

ART 217 Computer Design I (Page Composition) *
ART 306 Computer Design II (Illustration)
ART 319 Computer Design III (Painting and Photo Manipulation)
ART 425 Computer Design IV (Multimedia)
ART 430 Computer Design V (Web Design)
ART 435 Computer Design VI (Book and Portfolio Design)

COM 112 Media Writing*
COM 224 Electronic Media Writing
COM 285 News Writing and Reporting
COM 290 Advertising Copy Writing
COM 376 Feature Writing

CSC 434 Web Programing (Computer Science majors only)

ENG 323 Reviewing the Arts for Publication
ENG 438 Technical/Professional Writing II (prerequisite: ENG 238)

HCS 260 Computer-Mediated Communication
HCS 350 Theories of Organizational Communication

MGT 305 Organizational Communication

PHL 240 Ethical Issues and the Media

Optional Internship (up to 3 hrs.):
upon completing 12 course hours with permission of Minor Director

Other courses may be approved for individual students, as appropriate.

* Pre-requisite to any other course in that department

Online Courses for  Winter 2015

ENG 238: Technical/Professional Writing I

HCS 260: Computer-Mediated Communications

HCS 350: Theories of Organizational Communication

MGT 305: Organizational Behavior

Courses for  Spring 2016

Core Courses

CSC 110 – Computer Science I (Computer Science Majors ONLY)

T/R 9:30am-10:45am; Charles D. Girard


MIS 142 – Business Computer Systems

M/W 2:00pm-3:15pm; Joseph T. Catanio
M/W 3:30pm-4:45pm; Joseph T. Catanio
T/R 9:30am-10:45am; Viet Tuan Dao
T/R 11:00am-12:15pm; Viet Tuan Dao
T/R 2:00pm-3:15pm; Viet Tuan Dao


ENG 238 – Technical/Professional Writing I

T/R 9:30pm-10:45pm; Laurie Cella



ART 306 – Computer Design II

  M 9:00 am - 11:45 am William G. Whiteley

ART 435 – Computer Design VI

T 1:00pm-3:45pm; William G. Whiteley


COM 112 – Media Writing  

M/W 2:00pm-3:15pm; Holly K. Ott
M/W 3:30pm-4:45pm; Holly K. Ott
T/R 2:00pm-3:15pm; TBA

COM 224 – Electronic Media Writing

M/W/F 11:00pm-11:50pm; A. Joseph Borrell


ENG 323 – Reviewing the Arts for Publication

MWF 10:00pm-11:00 am; Laurie C. Cella


MGT 305 – Organizational Behavior

This is being taught as a lecture/lab model; register for the afternoon/evening lab time that best suits your schedule (the instructor of which will be your instructor of record); you can attend either lecture time.

M 2:00pm-3:15pm; Nathan W. Goates
M 3:30pm-4:45pm; Nathan W. Goates
W 5:00pm-6:15pm; Nathan W. Goates
W 6:30pm-7:45pm; Nathan W. Goates
W 8:00pm-9:15pm; Nathan W. Goates

M 6:30pm-7:45pm; Matthew B. Hargrove
M 8:00pm-9:15pm; Matthew B. Hargrove
W 2:00pm-3:15pm; Matthew B. Hargrove
W 3:30pm-4:45pm; Matthew B. Hargrove
M 5:00pm-6:15pm; Matthew B. Hargrove

T 12:30pm-1:45pm; Nathan W. Goates/Matthew B. Hargrove
T 2:00pm-3:15pm; Nathan W. Goates/Matthew B. Hargrove


PHL 240: Ethical Issues in the Media

TR 11:00 - 12:15; Doug Birsch


Spring 2016 EAPSU Undergraduate Conference:

Against the Current

Calling anyone who feels like making some noise! This year the EAPSU Undergraduate Conference is looking for writers, poets, ANYONE who likes to challenge the status quo...beg for more answers...and go against the current. Please click this link for more information:

If you are interested in presenting or just going to the conference please email Dr. Kungl ( or Alexandra Jones, her assistant, ( This conference is a wonderful opportunity to network, put your work out there, and just have fun! This conference can teach you so much no matter what major or minor you have.

  • Submission deadline for proposals is February 19, 2016.
  • The actual conference is being held in the Alumni Hall at Mansfield University on April 1, 2016 from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
  • If you arrive on March 31, 2016 there will be an open-mic night open to all faculty and undergraduate conference participants hosted by the EAPSU keynote speaker Cameron Conaway ( Conaway is a true example of what it means to go against the current. The open-mic night will be from 7pm until 9pm in The Hut (located on Mansfield campus).
  •  There is preference for SU students who are accepted to present at the conference to be funded by the Technical/Professional Communications (T/PC) department. If you are funded by the T/PC department that means your $25.00 registration fee is covered and overnight accommodations.* However, this all still applies for students who just simply want to go but not present -- as stated ealier preference is for you to present!

Please keep checking in here for updates about the conference.

*Room accommodations can only be made if a certain amount of students go on the trip.


Carla T. Kungl
Associate Professor, English
Director, Technical/Professional
Communications Minor
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA  17257

English Department:
Dauphin Humanities 007

Office of Professional
Writing: Wright Hall 210
Fall  2015 Hours: Monday 1:00 - 2:00; Wednesday 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.