MTHSC 851 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2011

Time: 9:05 - 9:55; M,W,F.
Location: E005 Martin Hall.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall

Office Hours

Office hours are by appointment. Please email me to make an appointment or simply drop by my office.

Required Text

``Abstract Algebra'' by David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote, 3rd edition.

Goals and Objectives.

This course will cover the basic concepts of abstract algebra, including groups, rings, and fields. Topics that will be covered include homomorphisms and isomorphisms, isomorphism theorems, group actions, Sylow theorems, permutations groups, finite abelian groups, ideals, unique factorization domains, polynomial rings, fields, vector spaces, and modules.

Course Contents.

Chapters 1-9 and parts of Chapters 10 and 11. This is only a general guideline and may change.

Time Requirements.

Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to this course.

Grading Policies

The grading in this class will be as follows:

The standard grading scale will be used

Make-up Policy

Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will be No make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a student misses an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's final exam score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who misses an exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence was excused will recieve a 0 for the exam.

Attendance Policy.

I will not check attendance in this class. You may leave after 15 minutes if the instructor is absent.

Academic Integrity

As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited Thomas Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary of learning. Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness, honor, and responsibility, without which we cannot earn the trust and respect of others. Furthermore, we recognize that academic dishonesty detracts from the value of a Clemson degree. Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing in any form.