REL C 343

The Modern Church, 1900 to the Present

Course Description

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.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

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2

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2

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Note

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

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Overview

Learning Outcome

 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.

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Factual

Learning Outcome

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

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Conceptual

Learning Outcome

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

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Spiritual

Learning Outcome

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.

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Application

Learning Outcome

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.