My job is to help you to succeed in this class. I will be happy to discuss issues related to this course (or anything mathematical) in person or via email. In addition to the normal office hours listed above, alternative meeting time may be arranged (please give me at least 24hr advanced notice).
This is an undergraduate level course on abstract algebra that follows Modern Algebra I. Topics include rings, ideals, fields, modules, vector spaces, factorization, field extensions, and Galois theory.
Modern Algebra I and certain level of “mathematical maturity”.
Reading assignment and homework problems will be assigned from these textbook.
Participation in in-class discussions and activities is an important part of the learning process. Therefore class attendance is expected and will be recorded.
Please be respectful of other people in the classroom and use common sense. In particular, please…
Students who violate these rules will be asked to leave the classroom and will not be allowed to return until they have spoken privately with me.
Scientific calculators or equivalent devices or software programs are neither required nor allowed in exams.
Practice is a crucial component in the learning process. Certain exercise problems will be assigned weekly. Each homework assignment is due the next Monday.
You are expected to read the book in preparation of each class meetings. Reading assignments, i.e., sections (from the required textbook) are listed in the course schedule below. The reading assignments are to be completed before each class meeting.
Participation in in-class discussion is an important component of the learning process. Your participation will be recorded.
The mandatory final exam is scheduled at 9:30am–10:30am Dec. 7. It constitutes a major part of your course grade.
Your final grade is determined according to your overall performance on homework assignments, in-class discussions mid-term exam, and final exam. It is calculated according to the following weights.
Academic dishonesty: Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. In particular, you cannot copy (totally or partially) someone else’s solutions or allow someone else to copy your solutions on quizzes or exams. You will receive an “F” in the course if you are caught. Please consult Student Handbook for additional guidelines.
Disability accommodations: Students who need accommodations are asked to arrange a meeting during office hours to discuss your accommodations. If you have a conflict with my office hours, an alternate time can be arranged. To set up this meeting, please contact me by e-mail. If you have not registered for accommodation services through the Center for Disability Services (CDS), but need accommodations, make an appointment with CDS, 147 Taylor Center, or call 334-244-3631 or e-mail CDS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free academic support: All students have the opportunity to receive free academic support at AUM. Visit the Learning Center (LC) in the WASC on second floor Library or the Instructional Support Lab (ISL) in 203 Goodwyn Hall. The LC and ISL offers writing consulting as well as tutoring in almost every class through graduate school. The LC may be reached at 244-3470 (call or walk-in for a session), and the ISL may be reached at 244-3265. ISL tutoring is first-come-first served. Current operating hours can be found at http://www.aum.edu/learningcenter.