## Course information for Math 551 |

Instructor | Jennifer Johnson-Leung |

303 Brink Hall | |

jenfns@uidaho.edu |

**Class Times**

MWF 1:30-2:20, Admin 301

**Office Hours**
Thursday 1:30-2:20 (Subject to change)

**Text**
Dummit and Foote __Abstract Algebra__

Other References:

Lang __Algebra__

Hungerford __Algebra__

**Course Description**

In this course we will study rings and modules. We will essentially cover Parts II and III of Dummit and Foote. I hope to also study some of Part V as there is time. Rings and modules are central objects in algebra. In particular, they are foundational to algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. As always, exercises are an extremely useful tool for becoming accustomed to these these mathematical objects. You are encouraged to do all exercises suggested in class and to start the homework early.

**Grading Policies:**

**Homework:**
Homework exercises will be assigned weekly on Friday and is due by 3:30pm on Friday afternoon either in my mailbox or in my office. You are permitted to hand in one assignment up to one week late. No other late homework will be permitted.

**Exams:**
There will be one midterm and one final exam. The midterm exam will be in class. The final will be taken in class during the assigned exam period: Friday. May 15, 3pm.

**Collaboration:**
You are *encouraged* to collaborate on solving the problems given as homework. However, the solutions should be written on your own and in your own words. *There is no collaboration on exams*.

**Point Distribution:**

Homework – 50 %

Midterm Exam – 20%

Final Exam – 30%

*If you have a documented need for accommodations such as extra time on exams, you should discuss this with me as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements. *

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