James Corkins

Residential Faculty - Physics

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: PS204

480-461-7878

480-461-7878 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

I will either be in PS204 or PS107 for my office hours.  Please check both sites. 

Profile

Some background information about myself, I was born and raised in the Phoenix, AZ area. Some of my hobbies include Crossfit, surfing, drawing cartoons, boardgames and RPGs, and walking doggies.   My wife Jennifer is a 4th grade teacher.  We have no children, but are in the process of adopting doggos =)

I attended Arizona State University for all three of my degrees: Bachelor’s of Science- Physics, Master’s of Science, Doctorate of Education- Physics. At ASU, I received the award for Instructor of the year and was nominated for dissertation of the year.

I was also researcher and post-doc with ASU working on the JiTTILL grant- a study funded by the NSF which proposes to innovate on teaching methods of university engineering and physics classrooms through valid and reliable assessments.

I was also the director of research at a local technology and e-learning company where I designed and implemented new curriculum, created and validated diagnostic and summative assessments and items, integrated new technology into the instructional design, and I was responsible for all research data analysis.

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits
Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23043
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23043 must also register for .

23022
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23022 must also register for .

37065
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/25/2021 - 12/17/2021
We
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 37065 Students may contact instructor at: james.corkins@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 37065 must also register for .

23048
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 23048 must also register for .
23023
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 23023 must also register for .
37066
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
08/25/2021 - 12/17/2021
We
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 37066 Students may contact instructor at: james.corkins@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 37066 must also register for .

Spring 2022

PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits
Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28692
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWeFr
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Open

8 of 18
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28692 must also register for .
28698
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28698 must also register for .
28693
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Open

8 of 18
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28693 must also register for .
28699
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28699 must also register for .
PHY112 General Physics II 4 Credits
Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHY111.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28700
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Closed

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28700 must also register for .
28701
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28701 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

Bachelor's of Science- Physics

Master's of Science- Physics

Doctorate of Education- Physics

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