General Information


A Book of Abstract Algebra (Second edition) by Charles C. Pinter

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 2:10—3:15
(x-hour) Th 1:20—2:10
Kemeny 105


Professor Pierre R. Clare
Office: 316 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5:30pm.
Also by appointment and by chance.


There will be a midterm exam and a cumulative final exam.

If you have a conflict with the midterm exam because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance [not practice], scheduled laboratory for another course, or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible.

The exams are scheduled as follows:

Midterm Exam 07/21 from 1:20pm to 3:20pm Kemeny 007
Final Exam Due 8/29 by noon Take-home

Homework Policy 

  • Written assignments will be assigned weekly.
  • Extensions may (and usually will) be granted if requested before the due date.
  • Late homework will not be accepted.
  • The lowest homework grade will be dropped.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:
Homework: 1/3, Midterm: 1/3, Final: 1/3.

The Honor Principle

Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.

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

On written homework, you are encouraged to work together, and you may get help from others, but you must write up the answers yourself.

On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. Exams in this course are closed book, and no notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted.

Special Considerations

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.