333 121 Syllabus_Winter 2011

333 121 Syllabus_Winter 2011 - SYLLABUS: REL A 121 Book of...

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SYLLABUS: REL A 121 Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi – Alma 29 Sections 23 (M-W 3-3:50pm 179 JSB) and 25 (M-W 12-12:50pm 114 JSB) Instructor: Mark Alan Wright Email: markwright@byu.edu Phone: 801.664.6878 Office: 102B JSB Office hours: By Appointment (talk to me at class, call me, text me, or email me to set up a time). Course Objectives: In this class, we will “seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118; 109:7). We will strive to uphold the standard set by President Benson: “There was inspiration in making the Book of Mormon a required religion class at BYU. The faculty and student body there and members of the Church everywhere should know the Book of Mormon better than any other book. Not only should we know what history and faith-promoting stories it contains, but we should understand its teachings ” ( New Era, May 1975, 18-19). Accordingly, the overall objective of this course is to “know the Book of Mormon better than any other book.” Student Learning Outcomes : Inherent in the process of learning “by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118) is the responsibility each student assumes for their part in the learning process. Therefore, students who apply themselves will be able to demonstrate a competent ability to do the following: 1) Understand the foundational or factual information essential for a basic understanding of the history, stories, and teachings in the Book of Mormon. 2) Comprehend, analyze, and interpret the history, stories, and teachings in the Book of Mormon. 3) Use foundational knowledge and conceptual understanding of the history, stories, and teachings in the Book of Mormon. 4) Seek the Holy Ghost as an aid in studying and pondering the history, stories, and teachings in the Book of Mormon. The first three student learning outcomes correlate directly with the course objectives. Although class presentations and discussions will assist in attaining the fourth outcome, students must understand that their greatest spiritual experiences will most likely occur outside of class as they seriously and prayerfully study the Book of Mormon on their own. Prerequisites: This is designated as a Returned Missionary section. If you are not an RM, you are strongly encouraged to transfer to a non-RM section Required Texts: English LDS edition of the Book of Mormon (1981 edition or later). If English is not your primary language, I highly recommend you also study a copy of the Book of Mormon in your primary language, but all exam questions will be based on the English edition. Although I do not require it, I highly recommend using the new Religion 121-122 student manual as you read the assigned blocks to aid in your understanding (the corresponding chapters are listed on the Reading and Exam Schedule on the last page of this syllabus). Course Requirements:
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