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Questions tagged [curriculum]

The set of classes or training required for a degree.

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Vocational vs. Academic Emphasis in CS Curriculum

I have been recently thinking about the role of a university curriculum in CS. Computer science degrees immediately offer their graduates a lucrative position in industry; this is obviously making ...
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How often do US graduate programs reevaluate their requirements?

The spark for this question was a remark (you'll know which one when you see it!) made in this answer. My other reason for asking is that I recently learnt that one physics PhD program went ~25 years ...
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Is it widely followed that only some parts of academic books are taught to undergraduates?

I'm an undergraduate student studying psychology using English language in a non-English speaking country. I'm graduating soon, and I'm applying for master programs. We mostly use McGraw Hill ...
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General education requirements across U.S. universities

Is there any study / database / etc, that documents what commonalities there are amongst different American universities? A department at my university is trying to remove my department's courses ...
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Does anybody know of programs similar to the Hopkins Robotics MSE program? [closed]

I'm very interested in machine learning and its application to the healthcare field. I am also interested in the Robotics program at Hopkins because of its wide array of research in the medical field. ...
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Engineering educators: To what extent is search engine access enough?

In light of the deep, systemic changes that are being proposed for traditional engineering curricula (especially proposed reductions in lecture hours devoted to hard technical material), what in your ...
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Curriculum: mention previous work I never started

I am a medical doctor from Europe currently doing my post-graduate speciality in family medicine. I'm applying for a 5-day paid course where the company will select doctors basing their decision ...
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How do schools determine their curricula?

What is the process that gets a textbook into the course schedule? To what extent is the degree program considered, rather than just the individual course? What part does each party play, from ...
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What to teach first: theory or practice?

The educational system in which I have studied focuses on teaching the theory/abstract theoretical courses before the applications. For example, I spent the first 1-2 years of a 5-year engineering ...
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Why would a student go to a lecture at all if everything was in the book already? [duplicate]

Why would a student go to a lecture at all if everything was in the book already? The lectures make sense if and only if the lecturer tells more than in the book(s) and in more detail (or at least,...
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Should bullets appear before animations, or animations before bullets?

I'm designing curriculum that involves many steps and a correlating animation to go with it. The end goal of this curriculum will be to turn into a video where it might end up on Youtube (or something ...
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Reading list about the organisation of education in colleges in America

I have been chosen by my university (where I am a professor in science) to be part of a task force determining the undergraduate general education requirements. To be a better informed committee ...
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Chemical Engineering subject classification

Our department is working on revamping our curriculum and I thought it would be a good time to align ourselves with any internationally available subject classification schemes for Chemical ...
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Can a poorly done second degree ruin one's academic record?

Currently I have a BSc degree in Computer Science, and in the future I plan to get a Master degree in Computer Science. In my opinion, my BSc grades are good enough to help me be accepted at good ...
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How do departments evaluate and update their course requirements?

To begin with the main question: how do academic departments evaluate their course requirements? By that I mean, how do departments decide if they are requiring too many classes, not enough classes, ...
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Does a professor have the academic discretion to design the curriculum for his class?

Suppose, for instance, that a political science professor was tasked to design a curriculum for his quantitative methodology class. Generally, a quantitative methodology class covers the application ...
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Examples of a large-scale physics syllabus review

My Department – Physics – is preparing to modernise its entire syllabus at all levels, from undergraduate through to graduate courses. We are looking at what material should be taught, as well as ...