Definition of curriculum in English:



  • The subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college.

    • ‘I find it really hard to understand why demanding standards and a sound academic core curriculum should do any harm.’
    • ‘The curriculums include prayer, and all subjects are taught in a religious framework.’
    • ‘So the interpretation was critiqued and debated in all high level curriculum committees.’
    • ‘Many children continue to study their own curriculum by attending evening classes.’
    • ‘One campus I visited spent several years implementing a new general education curriculum.’
    • ‘Academic undergraduate curricula would have to be re-scheduled to incorporate time for acupuncture at the expense of other course work.’
    • ‘Here is a summary of the United Kingdom's national educational curriculum.’
    • ‘Recently, three other universities have begun to offer a pharmacy curriculum.’
    • ‘The schools follow the curriculum taught in Taiwan and receive a small subsidy from the Ministry of Education.’
    • ‘I felt a distinct, self-inflicted pressure to cover the requisite curriculum material.’
    • ‘Private schools are not legally obliged to teach the national curriculum, unlike their state sector counterparts.’
    • ‘Their writings now constitute a large part of the standard curriculum for graduate students studying the history of modern art.’
    • ‘The education sector will provide curriculum materials linked to library artifacts and museum exhibits.’
    • ‘In focusing on the problems with the new science curriculum, my analysis here might seem one-sided.’
    • ‘In the process of designing courses and curriculums I re-examined how colleges do it.’
    • ‘Today's school curriculum is fuller than ever, but the school day isn't any longer.’
    • ‘Times have changed since the liberal arts curriculum was developed.’
    • ‘They teach the required Egyptian standard curriculum plus art and music.’
    • ‘And that raises obvious issues for teacher-training, curriculum development, and so on.’
    • ‘Statements taken from standard biology curricula appear to have been mixed in.’
    syllabus, course of studies, course of study, programme of studies, programme of study, educational programme, subjects, modules
    timetable, schedule
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Early 19th century: from Latin (see curricle).