Kirk Costion, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Archaeology

Cultural Science

Office: SC 14 - Room: SC 65

480-461-7058

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM2:00 PM - 4:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Online

Online

Online

Online

 
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment 

There are no office hourse on Fridays this semester as I will be in the field with the Archaeological Field Methods class on Fridays.

For office hours I can meet in person in my office or online using Webex Meetings, Cranium Cafe, or Google Meet.  To make an appointment for a virutal meeting during sheduled office hours or at other times please email Dr. Costion at kirk.costion@mesacc.edu.  My Webex Meetings "personal room" is one of the main places where I can meet you for office hours.  This room can be accessed using the following link: https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/kcostion

 

 

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27932
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. 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 27932 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesac.edu

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29019
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Honors Program Only

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASB231 Archaeological Field Methods 4 Credits
Excavation of an archaeological site; recording and interpreting data collected during the field experience. Overview of the cultures concerned; contemporary issues in archaeology. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35149
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/20/2022 - 05/13/2022
-
-

Class Ended

Special Class Meeting Information
Location Start End Days Times
SC 291/20/2022 5/13/2022 Th 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
MESA CEM1/21/2022 5/13/2022 Fr 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Notes: Class 35149 will also meet at Mesa City Cemetery Fridays from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASB298AC Special Projects 3 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36134
Dobson Campus
SD Instructor Office
Independent Study
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring Flex Start 2022

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27936
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
02/02/2022 - 05/13/2022
We
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27936 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29017
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29017 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Summer 2022

ASB298AA Special Projects 1 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17946
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
06/01/2022 - 08/04/2022
WeTh

Open

12 of 12
Seats Available

Notes: Students have the opportunity to meet with the instructor in SC-29 on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

Fall 2022

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28560
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

23 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 28560 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30068
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

28519
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Fall Flex Start 2022

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28518
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

13 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. 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.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 28518 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

30069
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Open

24 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

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