Syllabi

Professors from over a dozen universities have shared their syllabi here, in a collaboration which we hope will lead others to incorporate Mormon Studies topics into existing programs and courses.

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SYLLABUS: Patrick Mason, “Gendering Mormonism”

Course Description: This course will explore the intersections of religion and gender through a detailed consideration of one modern religious and cultural tradition.  Students in…
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SYLLABUS: David W. Scott, “Mormon Cultural Studies”

Course Description: Examines the intersection of media, popular culture, and Mormonism. Readings include analysis of the social construction of Mormonism through representations in the media,…
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SYLLABUS: Robert Rees, “Mormonism: Emergence of a New World Religion”

Course Description: Mitt Romney’s quest for the U.S. Presidency, the success of The Book of Mormon Broadway Musical, the popularity of HBO’s Big Love, and…
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SYLLABUS: Brian Birch, “The Intellectual Life of Mormonism”

Course Description: This course explores the development and contemporary landscape of Mormon intellectual engagement. It examines key episodes in Latter-day Saint history that shaped the…
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SYLLABUS: Kathleen Flake, “Mormonism and American Culture”

Course Description: In the nineteenth century, Mormonism had the distinction of being one of the most overtly persecuted religions in the United States. Today, its…
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SYLLABUS: David Howlett, “Mormonisms”

Course Description: This course investigates how Mormons have gone from an upstart, persecuted sect to participants in the conservative mainstream of American religion and culture.…
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SYLLABUS: Jonathan Stone, “Mormon Rhetorics”

Course Description: In December 2014, an article published in Slate magazine declared the so-called “Mormon moment” over. That moment, which arguably began during the 2002…
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SYLLABUS: Kathryn Lofton, “Sexuality and Religion”

Course Description: This course explores the relationship between sexuality and religion. Through a series of case studies and theoretical ruminations, we will investigate the relationship…
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SYLLABUS: Paul Reeve, “Mormonism and the American Experience”

Course Description: This course explores the historical development of Mormonism in an American context, from its Second Great Awakening beginnings to the beginning of the…
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