REL C 342

The Church in the West: Pioneers, Conflict, and Growth, 1846-1899

Course Description

Exodus from Nauvoo, the experience of Latter-day Saint pioneers crossing the plains, establishing Zion in the Great Basin, plural marriage and government persecution, the Manifesto, and events leading to Utah statehood.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Note

Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Factual

Learning Outcome

Students will know key people, places, events, teachings, conflicts, and contexts relating to Latter-day Saint church history between the years 1846 and 1899.

Title

Conceptual

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the validity and reliability of historical source material relating to this period of church history. Students will also be able to analyze and evaluate relevant scholarship.

Title

Spiritual

Learning Outcome

Students will better appreciate "by study and also by faith" the sacrifices, dedication, and testimonies, as well as the shortcomings and failings, of the Utah pioneers. Students will also understand the process of succession and the continuation of prophetic authority.

Title

Application

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain foundational historical events and developments of the church during this period of church history and their relevance to church members today.