Welcome to MATH 517! This course is the second semester graduate algebra course. It will cover Galois theory, commutative and homological algebra.
Prerequisites: MATH 516
Time and Venue: MWF 10:00--10:50 in Taft Hall 305.
Lecturer: Izzet Coskun
Office: SEO 423
Required text: Paolo Aluffi, Algebra: Chapter 0 Graduate Studies in Mathematics 104, AMS, Providence, Rhode Island, 2009. You can find errata for the book here
Grading: There will be weekly problem sets. These problem sets will account for 50% of your grade. There will be a take-home midterm and a take- home final. These will account for 20% and 30% of your grade, respectively. Ho mework is the most important component of this course. Failure to turn in more than two problem sets will result your grade to be lowered to at most a B. Failure to turn in more than four problem sets will result in an automatic F for the class.