General Information | Syllabus | HW Assignments |

Textbook |
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*Algebra* by Serge Lang

(Available at Wheelock Books)

Scheduled Lectures |
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Shemanske |

MWF 8:45 - 9:50 (x-hour) Th 9 - 9:50 |

108 Kemeny |

Instructor |
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Professor T. R. Shemanske |

Office: 337 Kemeny Hall |

Office Hours: here |

Phone: 646 - 3179 or e-mail (preferred) |

Exams |
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There will be a "midterm examination" and a final examination; both will be takehome.

Homework Policy |
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- Written homework will be assigned daily and will be collected
weekly, due
**at the beginning**of Wednesday's class.

Homework assigned on M,W,F of one week is due on Wednesday of the following week.

- All homework assignments will be posted on the course assignment's
web page.

- Late homework will not be accepted in the absence of divine
intervention or matters of similar weight.

- Unexcused late and missing papers count zero.

- Homework is to be written
**neatly**using one side of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. You may feel free to you recycled printer paper to achieve this goal in an environmentally friendly manner.

- Do
**not**use paper from a spiral notebook unless you can tear off the ragged edge.

- All papers are to be stapled.

- Use
**English**. If you can't read your solutions aloud as fluently as if you were reading your textbook, try using nouns and verbs in your write ups!

**Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course.**

The Honor Principle |
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**On Homework:** Students are encouraged to work
together to do homework problems. What is important is a student's
eventual understanding of homework problems, and not how that is
achieved. The honor principle applies to homework in the following
way. **What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or
her own understanding of how to do the problem. Students must state
what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated,
and from whom they have received help.** Students are discouraged from
using solutions to problems that may be posted on the web, and as
just stated, must reference them if they use them. The solutions you
submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or
otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in
part, is a violation of the Honor Code.

**On Exams:** **Students may not receive assistance of
any kind from any source (living, published, electronic, etc), except
the professor, and may not give assistance to anyone. Matters of
clarification are to be left to the professor.**

If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to me, and I will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand.

Grades |
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The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Midterm Exam | 100 points |

Homework | 100 points |

Final Exam | 150 points |

Total | 350 points |

Disabilities |
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Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.

Thomas R. Shemanske

Last updated June 25, 2009 14:49:06 EDT