General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructor
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle College Calendar


Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian, Seventh Edition.  Available at Wheelock Books.

Scheduled Lectures

We will meet MWF in the 2 period (1:45 to 2:50) in 006 Kemeny Hall.  Our x-hour is on Thursday from 1:00 to 1:50.  We will normally be using our x-hour unless otherwise announced.


Instructor: Dana Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office hours: TTh 4-5 also by appointment and by chance.
Phone: 646-2990 or BlitzMail (preferred)


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination. The midterm exams will be from 4:00 to 6:00 Wilder 111.  Students with ligitimate conflicts can take the make up exam from 6:30 to 8:30.  The make up exam will be in 006 Kemeny.  Although subject to change, the first exam is currently scheduled for Wednesday, July 21.  The second exam is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th.

Our Final exam has been scheduled by the registrar; it will be given on Sunday, August 29th, from 3:00 to 6:00 in a room to be announced.

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the two midterm exams, the final exam and the homework assignments for the course.

First Midterm 75 points
Second Midterm 125 points
Final Exam 200 points
100 points
Total 500 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged -- a discussion of the general idea of the problem(s) with myself, the grader and others is desirable.  However, each student is expected to complete his or her assignments individually and independently. 


Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact me as soon as convenient to discuss appropriate accommodations. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.

Religious Observances

I realize that some students may wish to take part in religious observances that fall during this academic term. Should you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please come speak with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.