Church History and Doctrine
 

The Modern Church, 1900 to the Present

The Modern Church, 1900 to the Present
Introduction to the LDS Church in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Emphasis on significant developments of Church programs and structure as well as the people and events which have shaped Church history during this time period.
REL C
343
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining REL C 343
Course Outcomes: 

Overview

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.

Factual

Students will recognize, identify, discuss, and analyze events, movements, participants, in worldwide LDS history between 1900 and the present.

Conceptual

Students will recall and interpret sources of modern LDS history, connecting modern LDS history to larger historical contexts and patterns.

Spiritual

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.

Application

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.