Biological Science

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

For Course Syllabi, click on the course title to view.

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BIO 101 Biology  3-2-4  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR BIOL100L)
This course is designed to provide each student with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of living things and their cell structure, chemistry, genetics, evolution, and ecological relationships.

BIO 105 Introductory Conservation Biology  3-0-3   CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR BIOL100)
This course involves a study of the earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity as well as historical and current human impacts on these systems. The importance of conserving the earth’s biodiversity is also discussed.

BIO 135 Human Nutrition  3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition. Topics include dietary sources of major nutrients, the physiology of digestion and absorption, metabolism and the key roles nutrients play in the function of the human body. Additional topics will include practical applications of nutrition to a person’s health and well-being as well as a review of published dietary guidelines.

BIO 150 General Zoology  4-2-5  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR BIO100LZ)
This course involves a comparative study of animal life and the anatomical adaptations that enable animals to inhabit nearly all ecological niches. Extensive lab work and some field trips are required.

BIO 151 Introductory Plant Biology  3-2-4  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR BIO100LB)
This course examines general biological principles with emphasis on the structures, reproduction, and ecology of seed plants. Course includes lab work and field trips.

BIO 155 General Biology for Majors I  3-2-4  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR BIOL 150L)
First half of two-semester introductory biology sequence for biology majors and minors. Introduction to the concepts of biological structure and function at the molecular and cellular level, genetics, and evolution.

BIO 160 General Biology for Majors II  3-2-4
Second half of two-semester introductory biology sequence for biology majors and minors. Introduction to the biology of organisms including evolutionary history, diversity, structure, and function of major taxa; and ecology. BIO 155 General Biology for Majors is recommended as a prerequisite.

BIO 205 Human Anatomy  3-2-4  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR LIFS150LAP)
Human Anatomy is a general study of the structure and function of the human body and considers all major organ systems. Significant laboratory work is required to identify various systems of the human body by flag-spotting. Dissection is included in this course.

BIO 206 Microbiology  3-2-4
This course studies the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in nature. The principles of the subject can be related to agriculture, domestic science, and nursing. Extensive lab work is required. Students perform simple, Gram, and special stain procedures on bacteria. Prerequisite: BIO101, BIO155, BIO205 or instructor approval.

BIO 209 Physiology  3-2-4  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR LIFS150LP)
This course studies metabolic functions of the cell; diffusion physiology; and the nervous, muscular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Physiology lab is a very important part of this course. Prerequisite: BIO205 or instructor approval.

BIO 220 General Genetics  3-2-4
Principles of classical and molecular genetics, epigenetics and biotechnology. Course content is foundational to concepts of modern biology, recommended for all majors in life science-related fields. Prerequisite: Grade “C” or higher in BIO155 General Biology for Majors I and PHY121 General Chemistry

BIO 299 Special Studies in Biology  (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager