RELIGION 121 Fall 2011

RELIGION 121 Fall 2011 - RELIGION 121 THE BOOK OF MORMON...

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RELIGION 121- THE BOOK OF MORMON Fall 2011 Tuesday/Thursday Brad W. Farnsworth Office: 303J JSB Phone: 422-3355 Office hours: Mon, Wed 10:00-11:00 Tue, Thurs 3:00-4:00 E-mail: [email protected] Text: The Book of Mormon (1981) -Book of Mormon Student Manual (2009) Desired Outcomes: 1. To gain or increase testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. 2. To increase understanding and gather evidence of the divine mission of Jesus Christ as provided through the Book of Mormon. 3. To gain knowledge and increased testimony of the doctrines, prophecies, and principles taught in the Book of Mormon. 4. To receive a personal testimony of the power that comes through daily study of the Book of Mormon. Grading: Two midterm exams (Testing Center) 200 (100 each) Final exam (Testing Center) 100 Ten quizzes (in class) 100 (10 each) Paper on the Mission of Jesus Christ 50 Log of daily study 50 500 Generally, the grading scale by percentage will be as follows: 93 - 100 = A 77 - 79.9 = C+ 90 - 92.9 = A- 73 - 76.9 = C 87 - 89.9 = B+ 70 - 72.9 = C- 83 - 86.9 = B 67 - 69.9 = D+ 80 - 82.9 = B- 63 - 66.9 = D 60 - 62.9 = D- ** This syllabus is a binding document as to the students’ responsibilities and how grades are determined. Be sure you have read each section carefully. Points are deducted for taking an exam past the scheduled dates or turning in the essay paper late. Exams: The exams will consist of multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions. The best way to prepare for exams is to read the Book of Mormon carefully, attend and participate in class, and study other assigned readings. The midterm exams will cover the material for that exam period only. The final exam will be comprehensive with emphasis on chapters after Mosiah 17. The midterm and final exams will be taken in the Testing Center. Quizzes: Ten quizzes will be given in class unannounced. Quizzes may not be made up outside of class. Quizzes consist of questions that relate to the reading material already covered in class for the exam period. Paper on the Mission of Jesus Christ: One paper of original content by the student will be submitted during the first exam period. The topic of this paper is the Mission of Jesus Christ. You should address three questions (1) What is meant by “the condescension of God?” (1 Nephi 11:16 ), (2) What is the mission of Jesus Christ? and (3) What does the
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