To illustrate my concerns regarding the change in CES/BYU curriculum, let’s look at the study of the Book of Mormon. Today, students are required to take two classes on the Book of Mormon. Each religion class meets two hours per week for fourteen weeks a semester = 28 hours per semester, or 56 hours total. The new curriculum requires one two hour class on the “Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon,” or 28 hours. Note, the amount of time spent studying the Book of Mormon is cut in half by the new curriculum. The new BYU study program will be less intensive than the average Gospel Doctrine Book of Mormon study year.
How, in any conceivable way, is this a good thing?