Course List

“The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” — Albert Einstein

Here is a link to the course list in the UIS Catalog.

Offered in Fall 2016

Dr. Martin is on sabbatical this semester so no introductory astronomy courses will be offered.

ASP 201 University Physics I (Calculus I required as a prerequisite)

First semester introductory physics geared towards chemistry majors and students interested in carreers in health sciences (i.e. Pre-Med). Lectures and laboratories in kinematics; Newton’s three laws; work and energy; conservation of linear momentum; angular momentum; rotational dynamics; gravitation and Kepler’s laws; harmonic motion, waves, and sound.

Offered in Spring 2017

Dr. Martin is on sabbatical this semester so no introductory astronomy courses will be offered.

ASP 202 University Physics II (ASP 201 or equivalent required as a prerequisite)

Second semester introductory physics geared towards chemistry majors and students interested in carreers in health sciences (i.e. Pre-Med). Lectures and laboratories in laws of thermodynamics; ideal gases and thermal properties; kinetic theory of gases; fluid mechanics; electricity and magnetism; RCC circuits; laws of Gauss, Ampere, and Faraday; magnetic properties, Maxwell’s equations, and optics.

Offered in Fall 2017

ASP 102 Stars & Galaxies

A classic introductory astronomy course and descriptive introduction to modern concepts of the physical universe for non-science majors. Topics include methods of scientific inquiry, telescopes, relativity and modern physics, the Sun, stars, galaxies and the largest structures in the universe.  ASP 101 is NOT a pre-requisite for this course.  This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Physical Science without a Lab.

ASP 201 University Physics I (Calculus I required as a prerequisite) 

First semester introductory physics geared towards chemistry majors and students interested in carreers in health sciences (i.e. Pre-Med). Lectures and laboratories in kinematics; Newton’s three laws; work and energy; conservation of linear momentum; angular momentum; rotational dynamics; gravitation and Kepler’s laws; harmonic motion, waves, and sound.

General Course List

Courses are open to undergraduate and master’s degree students. In 400-level courses, however, graduate students are expected to do additional work, including reading selected primary sources and, when appropriate, completing additional observatory/laboratory work.

Here is a link to the course list in the UIS Catalog.