curriculum[kə rik′yo̵̅o̅ ləm, -yə-]
- The definition of curriculum is the combination of courses offered at a school, or all the classes within a certain subject.
- An example of curriculum is the group of classes offered at UCLA.
- An example of curriculum is all the classes required to graduate with a degree in psychology.
nounpl. curricula or curriculums
- a fixed series of studies required, as in a college, for graduation, qualification in a major field of study, etc.
- all of the courses, collectively, offered in a school, college, etc., or in a particular subject
Origin of curriculumClassical Latin literally , a running, course, race, career ; from currere, to run: see current
nounpl. cur·ric·u·la or cur·ric·u·lums
- All the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
- A group of related courses, often in a special field of study: the engineering curriculum.
Origin of curriculumLatin, course, from currere, to run; see current.
(plural curricula or curriculums)
From Latin curriculum (“course”), derived from currō (“run, move quickly”).