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100. Introduction to Mormonism (2) (Variable) Designed to introduce the culture, scriptures, and distinctive doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to students who are members of other religions and to those who have been members of the Church for less than one year. This course is intended mainly for first year freshmen and new transfer students, to prepare them for subsequent religion classes.

121. Book of Mormon I (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Book of Mormon. Covers from 1 Nephi through Alma 29.

122. Book of Mormon II (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Book of Mormon. Covers from Alma 30 through Moroni 10.

130. Missionary Preparation (2) (Variable) A course designed to help prepare students for missionary service by utilizing principles that reflect and supplement the emphasis taught in the "Preach My Gospel" missionary approach. This course is recommended for pre-missionaries, but not for returned missionaries.

200. The Eternal Family (2) (F, W, S) This course is centered on the doctrine of the family and the central role families play in Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. Course content is based on “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” other teachings of latter-day prophets, and the scriptures.

211. New Testament I (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the content and teachings of the New Testament. The life and ministry of the Savior Jesus Christ as contained in the Gospels. Note: This course will fulfill the Religion 250 Core requirement

212. New Testament II (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the content and teachings of the New Testament. The development and teachings of the primitive Church as found in the book of Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation.

225. Foundations of the Restoration (2) (F, W, S) In this course students will study key revelations, doctrine, people, and events related to the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. As they do so, they will build upon their previous sequential and topical gospel study experiences. This course will provide the doctrinal foundation and historical context needed to gain an accurate understanding of Church doctrine and history. Students will study the scriptures, doctrine, and Church history in ways that relate to their lives and circumstances.

235. Achieving an Eternal Marriage (2) (Variable) For married and unmarried students. This course presents the institution of marriage within the framework of the Restoration and emphasizes important principles that enable individuals to be in harmony with God, self, and spouse.

236. Building an Eternal Family (2) (Variable) For married and unmarried students. This course presents the institution of the family within the framework of the Restoration and emphasizes important principles and tools that can strengthen family relationships-particularly regarding the obligation and challenges of child rearing.

250. Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel (2) (F, W, S) This course focuses on the eternal ministry of Jesus Christ and His divine roles and teachings throughout His premortal, mortal, and postmortal life. Special emphasis is given to the Savior’s central role in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. Students are invited to deepen their love for and testimony of Jesus Christ and to become more devoted disciples. This course builds upon students’ previous sequential and topical gospel study experiences and is taught using blocks of scripture in context from across the standard works as well as the teachings of modern prophets.

261. Family History (Genealogy) (2) (F, W) Introduction to the family history program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Emphasis on identifying ancestors in the first few generations for whom temple ordinances have not been completed, and the use of Church resources to simplify temple and family history activities.

275. The Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (2) (F, W, S) This course focuses on doctrine and themes found throughout the writings, teachings, and sermons of the Book of Mormon. Emphasis is given to prophetic witnesses of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. This course builds upon students’ previous sequential and topical gospel study experiences.

301. Old Testament I (2) (Variable) Overview of the content and teachings of the Old Testament. Covers Genesis through 2 Samuel. 

302. Old Testament II (2) (Variable) Overview of the content and teachings of the Old Testament. Covers 1 Kings through Malachi. 

324. Doctrine and Covenants I (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Doctrine and Covenants. Covers sections 1 through 76.

325. Doctrine and Covenants II (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Doctrine and Covenants. Covers sections 76 through 138.

327. Pearl of Great Price (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Pearl of Great Price.

333. Teachings of the Living Prophets (2) (F, W) Distinctive doctrines of the gospel, emphasizing the teachings of the living prophets and recent conference reports.

341. Latter-day Saint History 1805-1844 (2) (F, W, S) A chronological study of Church history and doctrine.

345. Church History in the Pacific (2) (Variable) This course treats the growth and development of the Church in the Pacific Basin from the early 1840s to the present.

351. Mormonism and the World's Religions (2) (F, W, S) Survey of major non-Christian religions, and comparisons with Latter-day Saint doctrines and practices.

390R. Special Topics in Religion (1-3) (Variable)

391R. Special Topics in Scripture (1-3) (Variable)

431. Doctrines of the Gospel (2) (F, W) A more in-depth overview of the main doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Intended as a capstone experience to integrate doctrines and principles. (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing or Permission of Instructor)

471. Fundamentals of Gospel Teaching (2) (Variable) A course designed for returned missionaries and junior or senior students to  help them understand and practice the principles and teaching techniques that they will need for future gospel teaching responsibilities in the Church, including Sunday classes, seminary, institute, and other leadership responsibilities. (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing)

480. Church Organization and Leadership (2) (F, W) An overview of the organizational and administrative philosophies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as found in the scriptures or and in the teachings of Latter-day prophets and other general authorities. (Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing or Permission of Instructor)