The Modern Church, 1900 to the Present
Students will learn the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to the present day, with emphasis on international expansion, significant developments of Church programs and structure, the Church during wartime, and the global expansion. Modern-day prophets, beginning with Pres. Lorenzo Snow and ending with Pres. Russell M. Nelson, lives and administrations will be highlighted throughout the course.
Students will recognize, identify, discuss, and analyze events, movements, participants, in worldwide LDS history between 1900 and the present.
Students will recall and interpret sources of modern LDS history, connecting modern LDS history to larger historical contexts and patterns.
Students will better appreciate "by study and also by faith" the sacrifices, dedication, and testimonies of Modern Prophets, and the succession and continuation of prophetic authority. Students will acknowledge the Lord's hand in the twentieth century history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Students will examine and explain change over time, and causes and effects as they relate to modern LDS history. Students will also examine the prophetic teachings of the Brethren comparing them with contemporary issues facing young people today and apply those teachings to their personal lives and challenges.