|General Information||Syllabus||HW Assignments|
|The Textbook||Scheduled Lectures||Instructors|
Abstract Algebra (third edition) by Dummit and Foote
(Available at Wheelock Books)
|MWF 8:45 - 9:50 |
(x-hour) Th 9 - 9:50
|Professor T. R. Shemanske|
|Office: 337 Kemeny Hall|
|Office Hours: here|
|Phone: 646 - 3179 or email (preferred)|
There will be a midterm examinations and a final examination. These will both be takehome exams, and the approximate dates are:
|Midterm Exam||Approximate date: February 11, 2008||Takehome exam|
|Final Exam||(Due) March xx, 2008||Takehome exam|
The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:
|Midterm Exam||100 points|
|Final Exam||150 points|
|The Honor Principle|
On Exams: No help given or received
On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but no copying . What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problems. Students must state what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated, and from whom they have received help. 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.
Moreover, if in working with someone they have provided you with an important idea or approach, they should be explicitly given credit in your writeup. Hints I give in office hours need not be cited. Note: It is not sufficient to annotate your paper with a phrase like "I worked with Joe on all the problems." Individual ideas are to be credited as they represent intellectual property.
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.
|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.