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 appointmentBy appointment

For office hours I can meet in person in my office or online using Webex Meetings, Zoom, Google Meet, or Cranium Cafe.  To meet virtually you must schedule an appointment with me in advance, to meet in person you do not need to schedule ahead of time just stop by my office.  To schedule a virtual meeting during reguarlly scheduled office hours or at other times please email Dr. Costion at kirk.costion@mesacc.edu.  My Webex Meetings "personal room" is one of the primary places where I can meet you for office hours.  This room can be accessed using the following link: https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/kcostion

I will be on campus working in the archaeology lab on Friday afternoons.  I may or may not be avialable to meet by appointment on Friday afternoons depending on how busy I am in the lab.  

 

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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
26775

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 26775 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
27694
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

Notes: Honors Program Only

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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
32967
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Fr
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 32967 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
26779
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Class Started

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

26781

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 26781 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
27692
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/30/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Summer 2024

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
15254
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
05/29/2024 - 08/01/2024
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 2024

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
13450

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

24 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 13450 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
14650
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

Fall Flex Start 2024

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
14651
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
09/04/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Open

22 of 25
Seats Available

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

13468

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

21 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 13468 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
13472
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 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.

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
14998
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
09/06/2024 - 12/13/2024
Fr
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Class 14998 Students may contact instructor at: kirk.costion@mesacc.edu

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