Philosophy

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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PHI 150 Introduction to Philosophy  3-0-3    (MOTR PHIL100)
This course will familiarize the student with the major categories of classic, Western philosophical tradition, ranging from antiquity to the modern era. Students will explore the positions of major philosophical thinkers as they comment on the categories under discussion. Interpretation and communication of the philosophical works of each writer are analyzed. (FA, SP, SU)

PHI 151 Introduction to Logic  3-0-3    (MOTR PHIL101)
PHI 151 is an introduction to the principles and methods of logic. Deduction, induction, informal fallacies, and other means of valid reasoning are emphasized. (FA, SP)

PHI 152 Introduction to Ethics  3-0-3    (MOTR PHIL102)
Students will examine various moral philosophers’ attempts to prescribe ethical norms applicable to humanity. This course also focuses on the fundamental principles of moral right and wrong and their applications. (FA, SP, SU)

PHI 153 Bioethics  3-0-3
This course will philosophically investigate issues arising in the field of bioethics. Theoretical issues will include basic ethical theory, focusing especially on autonomy, justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. Topics may include reproduction, euthanasia, informed consent, medical experimentation on human beings, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research. (FA, SP, SU, IN)

PHI 155 Introduction to the Bible  3-0-3
Critically examines the Bible both as a literary and cultural object and as a sacred text. Explores the development of the text over time with an emphasis upon the genre, narrative, and theological synthesis as well as the canonization process. Surveys how the text is used in prior and contemporary theo-political settings.

PHI 251 Religions of the World  3-0-3    (MOTR RELG100)
This course focuses on the impact that religions have had on history and humanity. The basic beliefs and lifestyles of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are presented. (FA, SP)

PHI 252 Hebrew Bible  3-0-3    (MOTR RELG1010)
This course introduces the Hebrew Bible, used as a sacred text in several religious traditions. Through the course, students will become familiar with the Tanakh, how it has formed and been used by various religious and cultural traditions. Emphasis is placed on using historical, genre, and narrative criticism as means to encounter the text.

PHI 253 Early Christian Sacred Texts  3-0-3    (MOTR RELG 101N)
Christians wrote and wrestled over many texts in the first 300 years of the religion. We will explore these texts as well as the conversations around them, leading up their adoption into or exclusion from what is known today as the New Testament. Emphasis will be upon the social and theological problems in these early communities that occasioned the crafting of the texts.

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