BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Pioneers and Persecution


REL C 342


$ 386.00

Instructor: Richard Edmond Bennett PhD
Credits: 2.00

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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.

Course Content:

  1. The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph and Hyrum Smith
  2. The Twelve to Bear Off the Kingdom
  3. Making Plans for the Exodus
  4. The Exodus Begins: From Nauvoo to Winter Quarters 1846
  5. The Legacy of Winter Quarters
  6. Across the Wide Missouri to the Rocky Mountains
  7. Establishing Zion in the Great Basin, 1848-1857
  8. Trials and Tribulations, 1857-1864
  9. The Quest for Self-Sufficiency, 1865-1877
  10. John Taylor and the Decade of Opposition, 1877-1887
  11. Wilford Woodruff, Prophet and Seer, 1887-1898
  12. Lorenzo Snow, Fifth President of the Church, 1898-1901

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.