Share this entry

Share this page

curriculum

Syllabification: cur·ric·u·lum
Pronunciation: /kəˈrikyələm
 
/

Definition of curriculum in English:

noun (plural curricula /-lə/ or curriculums)

The subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
syllabus, course of study, program of study, subjects, modules

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin (see curricle).

Derivatives

curricular

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The film could be integrated into the middle school curricular areas of social studies and science.
  • Some teachers had sufficient curricular and teaching resources available, while others did not.
  • Consider, for example, questions often asked of teachers in curricular alignment studies.

Definition of curriculum in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words