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.

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MUS 102 Music Appreciation  3-0-3    (MOTR MUSC100)
This course is an introduction to music, emphasizing the various phases of musical beauty, designed to furnish a rational basis for intelligent listening to music. Focus is on basic elements of music and listening techniques; representational Renaissance, Classicism, Romanticist, and Post-Romanticist composers and their music; and discussion of extra-musical factors that bear upon lives and works. (FA, SP, SU)

MUS 103 History of Rock and Roll  3-0-3    (MOTR MUSC100RP)
After looking closely to the elements of Rhythm and Blues, students will examine the history of rock music from the 1950’s through the current trends in rock. (SP)

MUS 105 Music of America  3-0-3    (MOTR MUSC100J)
This course is designed to study the music of the American music stage, ragtime, jazz, big band, leading American composers, and American film music. (SP)

MUS 106 Music History I  3-0-3    (MOTR MUSC 103)
A study of art music, its styles and forms with emphasis on representative works from the standard repertoire including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classic eras.

MUS 107 Music History II  3-0-3    (MOTR MUSC 104)
A survey of the history of western music of the Romantic era through the twentieth century.

MUS 116 Basic Piano Skills  2-0-2
Group instruction is provided for students who want to learn the piano. Focus is on the keyboard through proper technique, note reading, and simple chords. (FA, SP)

MUS 120, 121, 220, 221 Private Voice  1-0-1
Individual vocal study is scheduled by arrangement with the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit four times. (FA, SP)

MUS 122, 123, 222, 223 Private Piano  1-0-1
Individual piano study is scheduled by arrangement with the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit four times. (FA, SP)

MUS 130, 131, 230, 231 MACC Singers  0-3-1    (MOTR PERF102C)
This course emphasizes vocal technique and good choral literature. Membership is by audition only and personnel are selected on the basis of musicianship as well as singing ability. The laboratory requirement for this course will be through performance in several concerts each year, taking tours in the surrounding area and performing on numerous other occasions. MUS130, MUS131, and MUS230 are to be taken in sequence and may be taken only one time. MUS231 may be repeated for credit indefinitely. (FA, SP)

MUS 137, 138, 237, 238 MACC Concert Band  0-3-1    (MOTR PERF102B)
This course is an instrumental performing ensemble made up of musicians of all ages and abilities. The purpose of the course is to offer students a chance to perform concerts in the community and advance their music skills. Students should have a basic prior knowledge of how to play their respective instruments. MUS137, MUS138, MUS237 are to be taken in sequence and may be taken only one time. MUS238 may be repeated for credit indefinitely.

MUS 141 Music Theory I  3-0-3 
Study of basic rhythm, melody, principal triads and inversions, dominant seventh cords, cadences, non-harmonic tones, part-writing, and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: MUS143

MUS 142 Music Theory II  3-0-3 
Continuation of MUS141 including triads, seventh chords, secondary dominants, elementary modulation, figured bass, and keyboard harmony. Prerequisite: MUS141 and MUS143. Corequisite: MUS144

MUS 143 Aural Training I  2-0-1 
Study of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation in major and minor scales and sight singing in treble and bass clefs. Corequisite: MUS141

MUS 144 Aural Training II  2-0-1 
Continuation of MUS143 involving more complex rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation and sight singing. Prerequisite: MUS141 and MUS142. Corequisite: MUS142

MUS 205 World Music  3-0-3    (MOTR MUSC102)
This course will study music from various regions of the world. (FA)

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