• Diana Presada “Petrol – Gaze” University of Ploiesti


comparativeliterature, students’ perceptions, active learning, motivation, higher education


The study of comparative literature is a major component of the
Philology curriculum in higher education in Romania. As the main
objectives of the comparative courses and seminars are crosscultural
and interdisciplinary aspects of literature, students may have
difficulty in dealing with comparative literature issues. The article
aims to investigate Philology students’ perceptions of comparative
literature classes from various angles, such as syllabus content,
teaching methods and strategies used during courses and seminars,
and learners’ awareness of the role of comparative literature in
developing their cultural knowledge and critical thinking. The
analysis of these perceptions may serve as a good starting point for
designing effective comparative literature classes, helping instructors
in their endeavour to give students a better understanding and
appreciation of this academic subject.

Author Biography

Diana Presada, “Petrol – Gaze” University of Ploiesti



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