Kirk Costion, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Archaeology

Cultural Science

Office: SC 14 - Room: SC 65

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

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
26943
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Ended

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.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
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
38485
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P250
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Honors Program Only

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

ASB226 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3 Credits
Interrelationship between humans and their environments, using archaeological data and case studies beginning with early hominids. Uses of research to identify environmental change and distinguish between climatic and human-induced global change. Explores ways in which prehistoric people caused and responded to environmental changes. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27245
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Honors Program Only

ASB252 Sports and Culture 3 Credits
Cross-cultural examination of symbolic and social dimensions of sports, past and present. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24538
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Ended

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

Fall Flex Start 2019

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.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
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
24509
Dobson Campus
Lecture
09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM

Class Ended

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

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
42627
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Lab
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Spring 2020

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
25363
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Open

29 of 35
Seats Available

Notes: Class 25363 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. 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
36533
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

26 of 32
Seats Available

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

26863
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

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
35668
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
-
-

Closed

Special Class Meeting Information
Location Start End Days Times
SC 201/16/2020 5/8/2020 Th 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
MESA CEM1/17/2020 5/8/2020 Fr 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Notes: Class 35668 Class also meets at City of Mesa Cemetery at 1212 N Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201 on Fridays from Jan 17 to May 8, 2020 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

Spring Flex Start 2020

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
27834
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM

Open

33 of 35
Seats Available

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