A First: University of Utah May Offer a Mormon Studies Minor

With Salt Lake City as the global headquarters of the LDS Church, you might assume the University of Utah, the state’s flagship school, is a major hub for scholars studying and teaching about the Mormon faith.

You’d be wrong.

While schools ranging from the University of Virginia to Claremont Graduate University in Southern California are beefing up their Mormon studies offerings, the U. only a few years ago started teaching its first course in decades specifically on the religion.

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