## Course information for Math 556 |

Instructor | Jennifer Johnson-Leung |

303 Brink Hall | |

jenfns@uidaho.edu |

**Class Times**

MWF 3:30-4:20, Admin 301

**Office Hours**
TBA

**Text**
Dummit and Foote __Abstract Algebra__

Other References:
Lang __Algebra__,
Serre __Linear Representations of Finite Groups__.

**Course Description**

This is the second semester of a year-long course in Algebra with a focus on groups and fields. We will approach the study of algebraic structures using category theory and examine each new topic through that lens. The topics of study will include groups, fields, vector spaces, field extensions, Galois groups, and representations of groups.

**Grading Policies:**

**Homework:**
Homework exercises will be assigned in class regularly. I am planning on 5 written assignments. Other exercises may be presented orally.l

**Exams:**
There will be one midterm and one final exam. The midterm exam will be given in class. The final will probably be an oral exam.

**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 – 25%

Presentations 25%

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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