Joseph Smith and the Restoration, 1805-1845

Joseph Smith and the Restoration, 1805-1845
Life and ministry of the Prophet Joseph Smith, coming forth of the Book of Mormon, organization of the church, foundational revelations, building the Kirtland Temple, Missouri persecutions, establishment of Nauvoo, and events leading to the Martyrdom.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining REL C 341
Course Outcomes


Students will learn the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with emphasis on the restoration of knowledge, power, and doctrine, during the lifetime of Joseph Smith (1805-1844)

Events and Movements

Students will demonstrably remember and analyze events and movements of LDS history between 1805-1844 in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Great Britain, Palestine, and the Pacific Isles.


Students will demonstrably remember participants in early LDS history and analyze their contributions.


Students will demonstrably remember the geography of early LDS history

Historical Record

Students will gain experience with the historical record of early LDS history

Historical Relationships

Students will relate early LDS history to larger historical contexts and patterns

Cause and Effect

Students will examine and explain change over time and causes and effects as they relate to early LDS history