EFL student attitudes towards studying literature at a higher education institution in Oman

Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Tahra Al-Wahaibi

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This study investigates English majors' attitudes towards literature courses at a higher education institution in Oman. It also compares their perceptions of the challenges they face when taking these courses with their professors' perceptions of these challenges. The study has revealed that students' attitudes changed as a result of taking literature courses. In fact, the more courses they took, the more positive they were about literature. The findings also revealed professors' awareness of their students' challenges. The study offers insight into how to improve literature courses to increase student interest in them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012



  • Challenges
  • English majors
  • Literature courses
  • Perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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