- the aggregate of courses of study given in a school, college, university, etc.: The school is adding more science courses to its curriculum.
- the regular or a particular course of study in a school, college, etc.
Origin of curriculum
- Also called vita, vitae. a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.
- (italics) Latin. the course of one's life or career.
Origin of curriculum vitae
Examples from the Web for curriculum
Charter schools have leeway over their calendar, curriculum, and who they hire and fire.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
“I guess I am trying to say that this is not an effort to transform the whole department or our curriculum,” Benson wrote.Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Ideology
Center for Public Integrity
September 12, 2014
Later, the curriculum attracted the ire of tea party conservatives, and quickly became a cause celébre for Republicans.Jindal's Giant Common Core Flip Flop
August 27, 2014
At Nansen Elementary School, music has been removed from the curriculum and Arabic lessons made compulsory.Inspectors Uncover UK Schools Pushing Radical Islamic Agendas
June 10, 2014
The act does not increase taxes, create a new program, or mandate a curriculum.The Financial Case for Dodgeball: Why America Needs Gym Class
April 28, 2014
His program was as simple as the curriculum of a Persian youth.Way of the Lawless
The curriculum was meager, the teaching poor and the discipline cruel.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
Jens Christian Aaberg
The growth of the curriculum follows, slowly it is often true, upon the growth of knowledge.College Teaching
The curriculum is the same as obtains in the leading institutions.
But these responses are not a contradiction of trust; they are a part of the curriculum of trust.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
- a course of study in one subject at a school or college
- a list of all the courses of study offered by a school or college
- any programme or plan of activities
- an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applicationsAbbreviation: CV
Word Origin and History for curriculum
1824, from Modern Latin transferred use of classical Latin curriculum "a running, course, career" (also "a fast chariot, racing car"), from currere (see current (adj.)). Used in English as a Latin word since 1630s at Scottish universities.
"brief account of one's life and work," 1902, from Latin curriculum vitae, literally "course of one's life" (see curriculum). Abbreviated c.v..