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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SOC 101 Sociology  3-0-3  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR SOCI101)
Sociology is a scientific study of society and the interaction between society and its human environment. Emphasis is on an explanation of the importance of values and norms and their significance in the development of attitudes and resulting social behavior. Course includes such concepts as social organization and culture, socialization, institutions, and collective behavior.

SOC 105 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare  3-0-3
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare provides a study of the social work and human service professions. The historical perspectives, ethics, values, and the social needs and functioning of vulnerable and oppressed populations will be explored. The course will examine community resources and service delivery systems to address the social needs utilizing the field’s generalist perspective. Pre- or corequisites: SOC101, SOC102, or PSY101.

SOC 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems  3-0-3  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR CRJS101)
This course examines the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections. Focus is on the organization, purpose, and functions of police agencies; the courts; confinement facilities on the local, state, and federal levels; and their respective roles in the administration of justice in the United States.

SOC 205 Social Problems  3-0-3  CORE42Logo_sM  (MOTR SOCI201)
This course identifies prevalent social problems facing American Society. Some social problems are widely recognized such as health issues, poverty, and crime. Many other social problems exist, but have yet to be generally acknowledged, although they adversely affect a large segment of society. Prerequisite: SOC101 or SOC102.

SOC 210 Victimology  3-0-3
This course will provide the student with a historical view of victimology and the victimization process within the American Culture. It will also review the role of victimology in today’s criminal justice, social, and political systems while examining both the consequences of victimization and the various solutions to such problems. Examples of topics include sexual assault, child abuse/neglect, homicide, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Prerequisite: SOC101 or SOC102. (IN)

SOC 211 Sociology of the Family  3-0-3
Introductory survey of historic and present-day dynamics of family as a social institution. This course examines the individual, interpersonal, social, structural, institutional, and cultural processes that shape families. Prerequisite: SOC101 or SOC102.

SOC 215 Social Deviance  3-0-3
This course utilizes the sociological perspective to clarify the meaning and relativity of deviance and social control. Focus is on public opinion and the media’s coverage of and contributions to the definition of deviance as well as the systematic sanctioning of deviants. Specific areas to be addressed include (but are not limited to) the judicial system, substance use/abuse, sexual and gender identity, and theories and methods of deviance. Prerequisite: SOC101 or SOC102.

SOC 299 Special Studies in Sociology (1-6)-0-(1-6)
This course will consist of specialized studying 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