Church History and Doctrine

Pioneers and Persecution, 1846-1899

Pioneers and Persecution, 1846-1899
Exodus from Nauvoo, the experience of Mormon Pioneers crossing the plains, establishing Zion in the Great Basin, plural marriage and government persecution, the Manifesto, and events leading to Utah statehood.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteAlso offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining REL C 342
Course Outcomes: 


Students will know key people, places, events, and contexts relating to LDS church history between the years 1844 and 1901.


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


Students will better appreciate "by study and also by faith" the sacrifices, dedication, and testimonies of the Utah pioneers, and the succession and continuation of prophetic authority.


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