Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

College and University Courses on Latter-day Saint Arts

Would you like to teach a course on Latter-day Saint arts in a college or university?  Do you need assistance with reading or approach?  We would like to help.

The Center is assembling examples of college syllabi as an aid to teachers who are contemplating a course on Latter-day Saint art.

Would you like to teach a course on Latter-day Saint arts in a college or university?

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Would you like to teach a course on Latter-day Saint arts in a college or university?  Do you need assistance with reading or approach?  Here are examples to help you get started. 

The course outlines also serve everyone as guides to reading from experts in the field.

If you are a teacher or a scholar, consider submitting a syllabus of your own for posting on this site.

How to Submit a Syllabus

If you already teach a course on Latter-day Saint arts, or have plans for one, the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts offers awards of $2,000 for an approved college syllabi on any aspect of Latter-day Saint art, including visual art, music, theater, literature, dance, and film, as well as architecture, design, animation, and so forth.  

A syllabus should include all aspects of a one-quarter or one-semester course: 

  •             Purpose of the course with the theme or problematic

  •             Required books

  •             Weekly topics and assignments

  •             Study or discussion questions

  •             Suggested paper topics and activities

  •             Additional readings

The aim is to create a complete syllabus ready for use by teachers in colleges or universities.  The accepted syllabi with the creator’s names will be posted on the Center’s website.

 Partial syllabi, which are eligible for awards of $500-$1000, should include the same elements as the syllabi on Latter-day Saint arts. These syllabi should explain how the Latter-day Saint sections are to be integrated into the course as a whole.

Prior to beginning work on a syllabus, the faculty member should send a brief outline to the Center for comments and suggestions.  Graduate students and others who may not presently be teaching are encouraged to submit syllabi.  Proposals are accepted at any time and awards granted on an ongoing basis.