Kirk Costion, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Archaeology

Cultural Science

Office: SC 14 - Room: SC 65

480-461-7058

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM2:00 PM - 4:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Online

Online

Online

Online

 
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment 

For office hours I can meet in person in my office or online using Webex Meetings, Cranium Cafe, or Google Meet.  To meet virtually you must schedule an appointment with me in advance, to meet in person you do not need to scheule ahead of time just stop by my office.  To schdule a virtual meeting during reguarlly 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

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
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

Notes: 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

Class Started

Notes: Honors Program Only

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

Closed

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

28518
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

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

28548
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

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 28548 Students may contact instructor at kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

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
30587
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
09/09/2022 - 12/16/2022
Fr
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 30587 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

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
28533
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

20 of 25
Seats Available

28538
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

8 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.

Class 28538 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
29518
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

3 of 20
Seats Available

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
30912
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2023 - 05/12/2023
-
-

Open

2 of 22
Seats Available

Special Class Meeting Information
Location Start End Days Times
SC 291/19/2023 5/12/2023 Th 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
MESA CEM1/20/2023 5/12/2023 Fr 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Notes: Class 30912 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).

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
28542
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
02/01/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

18 of 25
Seats Available

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

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