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Latter-day Saint history from 1805-1844
CHURCH HISTORY
CLASS CODE: REL 341H CREDITS:  2 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: HONORS PROGRAM
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of the history and doctrine of the Church from Joseph Smith through his martyrdom.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A study of the life of Joseph Smith and the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its doctrines and teachings; including the first vision, translation and publication of the Book of Mormon; Kirtland and the first temple; establishing Zion in Missouri; Nauvoo the beautiful; temple and revealed doctrine; the martyrdom.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Increase understanding of and appreciation for the people, places, and events of Latter-day Saint history during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr.
2. Increase understanding of the historical setting in which revelations (including canonical scriptures) were received and the historical response to revealed principles and practices in
the time period.
3. Increase understanding of religious and social life among Latter-day Saints in the past, and learn to apply enduring principles to the present.
4. Increase recognition and conviction of divine intervention and guidance in the lives of Church leaders and members in the time period.
5. Gain greater appreciation for the purposes of the restoration and the role of prophets in history.
6. Prepare for life-long study and teaching of Latter-day Saint history and doctrine.
7. Increase personal awareness of family ties to that time period.
REQUIREMENTS: Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA to take an Honors course.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1997