|General Information||Syllabus||HW Assignments|
|The Textbook||Scheduled Lectures||Instructors|
|Honor Principle||Other Issues|
Abstract Algebra (third edition) by Dummit and Foote
(Available at Wheelock Books)
|MWF 10 - 11:05 |
(x-hour) Th 12 - 12:50
|Professor T. Shemanske|
|Office: 337 Kemeny Hall|
|Office Hours: here|
|Phone: 646 - 3179 or BlitzMail (preferred)|
There will be two "midterm examinations" and a final examination. There will be a take-home component of each midterm, though there may also be an in-class part as well. Final exams will be due no later than 10am on Monday, 10 December 2007.
|The Honor Principle|
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.
The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:
|Midterm Exams||200 points|
|Final Exam||150 points|
|Disabilities, Religious Observances, etc.|
I encourage any students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with me, which might help you with this class, either after class or during office hours. Dartmouth College has an active program to help students with disabilities, and I am happy to do whatever I can to help out, as appropriate.
Any student with a documented disability requiring academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me by the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Academic Skills Center may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability and advise on an appropriate response to the need. It is important, however, that you talk to me soon, so that I can make whatever arrangements might be needed in a timely fashion.
Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.
Thomas R. Shemanske
Last updated June 25, 2009 14:49:08 EDT