What makes the Doctrine and Covenants unique?
It's not a translation of an ancient document. It's modern. It was given by God to help restore His church and reestablish it.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course does require more work than just showing up to class. Before each class period you have to fill out a little quiz saying you did the reading and share some things you learned. Brother Sweat's goal is to help his students testimonies grow and develop, which requires effort on the students part. I didn't ever feel like I was doing busy work, just being held accountable. I was thankful for his insights into the historical background and felt very educated and uplifted by the end. I would definitely take it from him again. He's my favorite religion professor!
I really appreciated that Brother Sweat loved discussion, and wanted the class to participate, despite there being more 100 people in the class. I especially loved how if he didn't know the answer to something he didn't try to make one up, he would straight out say he didn't know, and then maybe say a couple thoughts about it. It helped me to think about questions on a different level. I also loved that he stressed reading the sections in the context they were given. It was important to him that we knew the historical background so we could understand it better spiritually.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to know the the significant points of each section, and the major historical places, those were the first 10-15 questions on every exam. At the beginning of each class period, Dr. Sweat listed questions he wanted us to know the answer to by the end of the class. Write down the answers under each question, they are the same questions used for the study guide before exams, and it's so much easier to fill out the study guide and exam if you have your notes organized that way already. Go in and talk to him during office hours! He loves students coming in and he wants to help clear up any questions you may have.