3.2 Courses & Sequences

Each semester during PathwayConnect, students take a prescribed curriculum:

All Students

  • 1 BYU-Idaho Online Academic Course – each semester

Students Age 18–30

  • 1 Institute Course – each semester

Students Age 31+ (Standard Version Only)

  • 1 BYU-Idaho Online Religion Course – each semester

The following table lists the courses students will take, along with the order they take them in (based on version and group type). See 3.2.1 Course Descriptions for specific details about each course.

3.2.1 Course Descriptions

Academic Courses

PathwayConnect’s academic courses are offered in partnership with BYU-Idaho.

GS 120 – LIFE SKILLS (3 Credits) GS 120 teaches basic life skills that can lead to success in both personal life and academic studies. The three main areas of study are: learning to learn, self-sufficiency, and disciple leadership. The topics studied include study skills, career and academic planning, provident living, budgeting, goal-setting, time management, learning to lead by teaching others, and blessing others with what is learned.

ENG 106 – BASIC WRITING (3 Credits) ENG 106 teaches basic writing conventions. Topics in this course include: understanding the writing process; writing effective sentences, paragraphs, and short essays; patterns of organization; rhetorical modes and purposes; audience analysis; the composing process; and editing.

MATH 100G – INTRO TO ALGEBRA AND FINANCE (3 Credits) MATH 100G is designed to help students recap, learn, and retain the fundamentals of basic mathematics and algebra. Students will gain competency in entry-level college math skills; use Excel spreadsheet software to perform mathematical and financial computations; apply math skills to financial decisions such as loan payments, savings, and budgeting; and discuss provident living topics (e.g., self-reliance, stewardship, and personal finance).

Religion Courses

Religion courses are offered in two ways: 1) in partnership with local institutes of religion, or 2) through BYU-Idaho. The religion course a student takes depends on his/her assigned version and group type (see tables in 3.2 Courses & Sequences).

FDREL 121 – Book of Mormon Part 1 (2 Credits) PathwayConnect’s Book of Mormon courses are taught online through BYU-Idaho. Book of Mormon Part 1 examines 1 Nephi through Alma 29. The teachings of the prophets — including Alma, Nephi, Jacob, Enos, and Mosiah — will be studied. Doctrinal topics covered in this course include faith, repentance, the Atonement, the war against Satan, the purpose of life, and the “Doctrine of Christ” found in the scriptures.

FDREL 122 – Book of Mormon Part 2 (2 Credits) PathwayConnect’s Book of Mormon courses are taught online through BYU-Idaho. Book of Mormon Part 2 examines Alma 30 through Moroni 10. The teachings of the prophets — including Alma, Helaman, Mormon, Ether, and Moroni — will be studied. Doctrinal topics covered in this course include faith, repentance, the Atonement, the war against Satan, the purpose of life, and the “Doctrine of Christ” found in the scriptures.

FDREL 250 – Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel (2 Credits) This course focuses on the eternal ministry of Jesus Christ and His divine roles and teachings throughout His premortal, mortal, and postmortal life. Students will deepen their understanding of the Savior and increase their personal discipleship. For more information on this course, click here.

INSTITUTE COURSES The institute courses 18–30-year-old students take vary at each institute location. Students should contact their local institute to find out which courses they offer.

The following institute courses are transferrable to BYU-Idaho:

Cornerstone Classes

200 The Eternal Family 225 Foundations of the Restoration 250 Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel 275 Teaching and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon

Primary Elective Classes

121 Book of Mormon 122 Book of Mormon 130 Missionary Preparation 211 New Testament 212 New Testament 215 Scripture Study: The Power of the Word 301 Old Testament 302 Old Testament 324 Doctrine and Covenants 325 Doctrine and Covenants 327 Pearl of Great Price 333 Teachings of the Living Prophets 341 Church History 342 Church History 343 Church History

Secondary Elective Classes

390R Preparing for an Eternal Marriage 390R Building an Eternal Marriage 390R Introduction to Family History 390R Doctrines of the Gospel 390R The Restored Gospel and World Religions 390R The Restored Gospel and Christian History 390R The Book of Isaiah