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General Information Syllabus HW Assignments Exam Page

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle Religous Observances Disabilities


Abstract Algebra (third edition) by David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote
(Available at Wheelock Books)

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 10:00 to 11:05
(x-hour) Th 12:00 - 12:50
Room 028 Haldeman Hall


Dana P. Williams
Office: 305 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: M 4-5; TTh 2-3
Phone: 646 - 2990 or BlitzMail (preferred)


There will be a "preliminary exam", a "midterm" exam and a final exam. The preliminary exam and midterm will each come in two parts, an in-class portion in the xhour, followed by a take-home portion handed out in the xhour and due the next day. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Preliminary Exam October 13, 2011 In class / Takehome exam
Midterm Exam November 3, 2011 In class / Takehome exam
Final Exam Monday, December 5, 2011 8 - 11am

Homework Policy


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

Preliminary Exam 75 points
Midterm Exam 125 points
Homework 100 points
Final Exam 200 points
Total 500 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received.

Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged, but it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.

Religous Observances

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.


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.

Dana P. Williams
Last updated June 23, 2014 15:20:14 EDT