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.


  • Syllabus (pdf)

    Problem Sets:

  • Problem Set 1: Due January 18 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 2: Due January 25 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 3: Due February 1 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 4: Due February 8 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 5: Due February 15 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 6: Due February 22 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 7: Due February 29 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 8: Due March 7 (pdf)
  • Midterm due March 14 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 9: Due March 28 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 10: Due April 4 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 11: Due April 11 (pdf)
  • Problem Set 12: Due April 18 (pdf)
  • Final due April 25 (pdf) Relevant link: (here)