A curriculum is a set of courses designed to give expertise, like the shoemaking curriculum at Shoe U: Advanced Cutting, Hammering, and Stitching; History of the Heel; and A Cultural History of Walking.

Curriculum comes from the Latin word for "running course," or "career," but when we talk about curriculum it's always about school. If you go to a school with a Liberal Arts curriculum, you'll get an education in the humanities with some science, but if you go to a technical school with a hard-core astrophysics curriculum, you probably won't have to take any courses on poetry.

Definitions of curriculum

n an integrated course of academic studies

course of study, program, programme, syllabus
crash course, crash program, crash programme
a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency)
reading program
a program designed to teach literacy skills
degree program
a course of study leading to an academic degree
Type of:
info, information
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