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Church History and Doctrine (Rel C)


Undergraduate Courses

    Asterisk (*) denotes core courses.

    100-Level Courses

    REL C 100 : Introduction to the LDS Church. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 100 : Introduction to the LDS Church. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the doctrines, history, and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for students who are not members of the church.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that this course be taken the first semester at BYU.

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    REL C 130 : Missionary Preparation. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 130 : Missionary Preparation. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Focuses upon the purpose, skills, and doctrines of missionary work and prepares prospective missionaries for a more meaningful MTC and mission experience.
    NOTE: Recommended for all prospective missionaries. This class may not be taken or retaken by returned missionaries or non-LDS students.

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    200-Level Courses

    REL C 234 : LDS Marriage and Family. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 234 : LDS Marriage and Family. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: LDS doctrines and principles of marriage and family.

    Course Outcomes
              
    : Honors: LDS Marriage and Family.
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    REL C 261 : Introduction to Family History (Genealogy). (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 261 : Introduction to Family History (Genealogy). (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the doctrinal significance, necessary skills, and available resources dealing with family history and genealogy.

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    REL C 293R : Specialized Studies in Family History (Genealogy). (1:1.0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 293R : Specialized Studies in Family History (Genealogy). (1:1.0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Using documents from specific regional and organizational sources to identify ancestors and submit their names for temple ordinances.

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    : LDS Family History.
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    : United States and Canada Family History.
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    : British Family History.
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    : Scandinavian Family History.
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    : Native American Family History.
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    : French and Italian Family History.
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    : Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese Family History.
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    : Slavic Family History.
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    : Germanic Family History.
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    300-Level Courses

    *REL C 324 : The Doctrine and Covenants. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    *REL C 324 : The Doctrine and Covenants. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Origin, content, and teachings of the Doctrine and Covenants. Covers Sections 1 through 76.

    Course Outcomes
              
    : Honors: The Doctrine and Covenants.
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    *REL C 325 : The Doctrine and Covenants. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    *REL C 325 : The Doctrine and Covenants. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Origin, content, and teachings of the Doctrine and Covenants. Covers Sections 77 through Official Declaration 2.

    Course Outcomes
              
    : Honors: The Doctrine and Covenants.
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    REL C 333 : The Living Prophets. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 333 : The Living Prophets. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Doctrines, administration, backgrounds, and current teachings of the living prophets, seers, and revelators.

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    REL C 341 : Joseph Smith and the Restoration, 1805-1845. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 341 : Joseph Smith and the Restoration, 1805-1845. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Life and ministry of the Prophet Joseph Smith, coming forth of the Book of Mormon, organization of the church, foundational revelations, building the Kirtland Temple, Missouri persecutions, establishment of Nauvoo, and events leading to the Martyrdom.

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    REL C 342 : Pioneers and Persecution, 1846-1899. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 342 : Pioneers and Persecution, 1846-1899. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: 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.

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    : Honors Pioneers and Persecution, 1846-1899.
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    REL C 343 : The Global Church, 1900 to the Present. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 343 : The Global Church, 1900 to the Present. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: The Church in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, international expansion, significant developments of Church programs and structure, the Church during wartime, the world-wide spread of temples.

    Course Outcomes
              
    : Honors The Global Church, 1900 to the Present.
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    REL C 344 : Latter-day Saint History: The International Church. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 344 : Latter-day Saint History: The International Church. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Church history and doctrine from 1830 to the present in Britain, Europe, the Pacific, Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Near East, and other areas.

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    REL C 350R : Religious Studies in a World Setting. (1-3:Arr:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 350R : Religious Studies in a World Setting. (1-3:Arr:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    DESCRIPTION: Religious studies related to Latter-day Saint foundations and doctrines as relevant to specific geographical regions (International Study Programs).

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    REL C 351 : Survey of World Religions. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 351 : Survey of World Religions. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Explores the origins, theological doctrines, scriptural works, and religious practices of several internationally religious traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Comparisions are offered between these religions, and Latter-day Saints belief and practice.

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    : Honors Survey of World Religions.
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    REL C 352 : Survey of Christianity. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 352 : Survey of Christianity. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: An examination of the history, doctrines, and liturgical practices of the three major branches of Christianity: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Comparisons are offered between these religions, and Latter-day Saint belief and practice.

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    REL C 353 : American Christianity and the Restored Gospel. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 353 : American Christianity and the Restored Gospel. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: History, doctrine, and practices of the major Christian faiths of America in light of the restored gospel.

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    REL C 357 : Survey of Judaism and Islam. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 357 : Survey of Judaism and Islam. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Explores the origins, doctrines, scriptural works, history and religious practices of Judaism and Islam. Comparisons are offered between the two, and Latter-day Saint Christianity.

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    REL C 358 : Survey of Eastern Religions. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 358 : Survey of Eastern Religions. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Introduces the history, beliefs, practices, and sacred texts of Hinduism, Janism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Comparisons are offered between these religions, and Latter-day Saint belief and practice.

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    REL C 393R : Special Studies in Religion: Church History and Doctrine. (.5-3:ARR:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 393R : Special Studies in Religion: Church History and Doctrine. (.5-3:ARR:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Topical studies in religion based on student interest and teacher expertise.

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    : Presidents of the Church.
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    : Men and Women of Mormonism.
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    : LDS Temples.
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    : Book of Mormon Witnesses.
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    : Lectures on Faith.
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    : Doctrine and Teachings of Joseph Smith.
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    : Latter-Day Saints in Wartime.
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    : Family History in Great Britain. (1-3:ARR:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    Course Outcomes
               
    : Honors: Special Studies in Religion: Church History and Doctrine.
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    : Honors: Presidents of the Church.
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    : Honors: Men and Women of Mormonism.
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    : Honors: LDS Temples.
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    : Honors: Book of Mormon Witnesses.
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    : Honors: Lectures on Faith.
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    : Honors: Doctrine and Teachings of Joseph Smith.
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    : Honors: Latter-Day Saints in Wartime.
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    : Honors: Family History in Great Britain. (1-3:ARR:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
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    : History of the English Bible. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
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    400-Level Courses

    REL C 431 : Doctrines of the Gospel. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 431 : Doctrines of the Gospel. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    OFFERED: Honors also.
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    DESCRIPTION: Doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as taught in the scriptures and by latter-day prophets. Intended as a capstone experience to integrate doctrines and principles of the plan of salvation.
    NOTE: Honors also.

    Course Outcomes
              
    : Honors Doctrines of the Gospel.
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    REL C 471 : Teaching Seminary. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 471 : Teaching Seminary. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: An introduction to effective seminary teaching, includes discussion related to professional seminary expectations, teaching techniques, classroom management and direct experience in teaching seminary.
    NOTE: For prospective seminary teachers only.

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    REL C 472 : Teaching the Developmentally Disabled. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 472 : Teaching the Developmentally Disabled. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Training prospective Church Educational System teachers to effectively teach religious education to youth who are developmentally disabled.

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    REL C 475 : Seminary Teaching Seminar. (.5-2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    REL C 475 : Seminary Teaching Seminar. (.5-2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Topics pertinent to success of newly appointed seminary teachers preparatory to fall teaching.

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Graduate Courses

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