Paper Title
An Investigation into Students’ Attitudes towards the Purpose of Teaching Literary Subjects at English Department/ University of Zakho

The current research paper tries to investigate students’ attitudes towards the purpose of teaching literary subjects at English Department/ University of Zakho. The study has collected both qualitative and quantitative data employing two powerful data collection tools which are a questionnaire and interview method. 50 male and female students were chosen to participate in the current study. Results revealed that the main purpose of studying literary subjects in English language department was that it helps students know about other cultures, traditions, and societies around the globe. It is also to expose and teach students English language through literature. Keywords - Literature, English Language, Culture, Traditions, Zakho University.