The English program at Penn State Altoona offers two optional concentrations for English majors: Creative Writing and Global Narratives. Both provide a blueprint for choosing electives toward a more strategic course profile that targets post-degree goals. The Creative Writing concentration will hone your skills in both practical and creative forms by giving you instruction and intensive practice in writing. The Global Narratives concentration is designed for students who wish to expand their literary studies in English by exploring literatures and other narrative forms from a wide geographic and temporal scope. To fulfill a concentration, a student must take at least four classes from the courses listed under an individual concentration.