Definition of curriculum in English:


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nounplural noun curricula/-lə/ , plural noun curriculums

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

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


Early 19th century from Latin (see curricle).