- Scriptures (All
four standard works).
Marriage Student Manual (can be purchased in the Bookstore in the
Guidebook (Published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
will be found online.
examine doctrines, principles, and
practices that are necessary to build an eternal marriage.
At the end of the
course, I will give you a letter grade that I feel reflects the
you accomplished during the course. I will use three criteria to
determine your grade: (1) attitude, (2) class attendance, and (3)
displayed through preparation for class, class participation, and
adherence to honor code. Participation
in class includes coming to class having read the assignments, offering
insights, asking questions, utilizing your scriptures during
class discussion, volunteering to read out loud, and taking notes on
class discussions, particularly impressions received. The
use of cell phones in class (particularly text messaging) is forbidden.
Any such use will greatly effect your grade.
Class attendance is a crucial part of the course. DO NOT BE LATE OR LEAVE EARLY!!
It is the Department of Religious Education policy that
student's attend at least 80% of the classes in every course if they
are to receive any credit for that course. In this course, if
you miss more than six classes you will not receive credit for the
There will be four kinds of assignments in this course. There will be no tests or quizzes, only writing assignments.
A. Course Review Paper (200 pts)
- The Course Review Paper
- Reading/Journal Assignments
- Article Write-ups
- Collection of Talks
Towards the end of the course, you
will be required to produce a
typewritten, single-spaced paper discussing the keys to building a successful eternal
marriage utilized during the course and found on the Daily Reading/Assignment Schedule. The purpose of the Course Review Papers is:
- To demonstrate your understanding about how to build and eternal marriage;
- And that you can document your understanding from appropriate sources.
basic thesis of
your paper should be: "What does one need to do to build an
marriage?" In answering that question, you will discuss
the doctrines, principles, and practices associated with the keys
utilized in the course. The assignments found on the Daily
Reading/Assignment Schedule will be the source material you will
use to write the paper. It is expected that you a minimum of two different resources from these assignments for each key. [HINT:
Not all keys were treated the same number of reading assignments.
A key with more assignments should receive greater attention in your
Course Review Paper.]
Use the following criteria in writing your paper:
- Minimum of four pages (that will get
you at least a passing grade on the paper-obviously, the more
comprehensive the better the grade).
- Include a bolded heading for each key within
- Use a minimum of two sources for each topic. [HINT: if more reading assignments were given a particular assignment, this should be reflected in paper.]
- Paper should be thoroughly documented
with teachings from the scriptures (place within text), the Brethren
(place in a footnote found at the bottom of page of the citation).
The sources used for the paper come from the assignmnets found on
the Daily Reading/Assignment Schedule.
- WHEN CITING REFERENCES
PLEASE USE ORIGINAL
SOURCE AND NOT INTERNET
SOURCE UNLESS IT IS ONLY FOUND ON THE INTERNET. (In other words,
if you cite a talk from one of the Brethren given in General
Conference, then cite the Ensign
Month, Date it was found in and not the internet
- Paper should be
stapled -- please no plastic covers of any sort.
- Example of a good paper
- Example of a good paper
PREPARE TO WRITE THE COURSE PAPER, YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE
FOLLOWING TWO KINDS OF ASSIGNMENTS DURING THE SEMESTER. BOTH THE
ASSIGNMENT AND THE DATE DUE ARE FOUND ON THE DAILY ASSIGNMENT
Article Write-ups (20 pts each)
In the Daily
Reading/Assignments Schedule, you will note that on some days you will be
required to read an article and complete a write-up that reflects your reading of the article. These summaries
will be handed in at the end of class on the day they are due. Use the
following criteria in writing your summary:
must only be one
spacing and small font are acceptable)
Write-up is to be completed in
A comprehensive summarization of talk; (2) List at least 5 insights you gained. Pray for the companionship of the Spirit to help you gain insignts.
Place the following headings
the beginning of each section: (1) Comprehensive Summary; (2) Five Insights
Make sure title,
and source reference
is at top of page!
Use GOOD WRITING
HERE to see an example of an appropriate summary. In example, notice the Title, Author, and Source of Article located at top of
summary. Notice the comprehensive summary is written in a series of paragraphs; there should be a parapgraph summarizing main point of the article and a paragraph for each sub-point (some articles have subheadings for subpoints).Notice in the Insights Gained
section that each of the five insights were written in separate paragraphs. It
would be appropriate to bullet each insight instead of using paragraphs.
Summaries must be
2. Reading/Jounral Assignments (10 pts each
pts. each journal write-up)
In the Daily Reading Assignments section, you will find that during
some class periods you will read sections from the one of the required
texts for the course. You will be required to complete the
required reading and write a
personal journal account regarding the readings. The
should include a summation of essential teachings, insights you gained
readings, your personal thoughts about the topic, and ways you could
apply the doctrines, principles, and
practices taught. This should be at least 500 words long.
These are to be completed by the class period on the day they are due.
You will not hand in
the journal entries. You will account for
both the readings and journal entries in class (I will hand around a sheet
that you can record your points on).
3. Worksheets (Pts. will be variable, depending on Worksheet)
During semester there will be a few worksheet assignments. Instructions will be given for each. (Points will be variable.)
B. Readings Collection Project
Keeping an eternal perspective
regarding marriage and parenting is essential in building an eternal
marriage. Put together a collection of 10 to 15 articles that
would be helpful for you to regularly review
that will help you keep
that eternal perspective.
Format for this project is up to you
(hard copy, CD, etc.).
Towards the end of the course, you will
hand in a typewritten report of
- Author, title, and source of each article you have
- The format (hard copy, CD, etc.) your collection found in;
- (3) how you intend
to use the collection, (4)l how will you remember to read these regularly. YOU WILL NOT HAND
IN THE ACTUAL COLLECTION! You may hand the write-up of your
reading collection anytime in April up to the day the Course Paper is
Syllabus may be changed