Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University Program II

Learning Objectives

To assist the members of the Program II Committee to understand as clearly as possible what it is you want to study, so that they can evaluate your application effectively, you will want to set out in your Personal Statement your learning objectives.  That is to say, you need to make clear to the Committee what it is that you hope to learn during your time as a Program II student.  What are the academic and intellectual questions that you seek answers to and why are they important as a focus of inquiry and of interest to you?

The Program II Committee in reading your application is keen to see evidence of your individual passion for knowledge and will be in a better position to evaluate your proposed program of study if you can articulate what knowledge you hope to acquire through your Program II.