Math 502 syllabus

Introduction to Abstract Algebra


An introduction to the fundamental concepts of modern algebra such as groups, rings, and fields through concrete examples. The course is designed for graduate students in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

PREREQUISITES:   MA 413 or permission of the instructor

TEXT:   Modern Algebra, An Introduction, by Durbin. 6th edition. Wiley, publisher.  ISBN: 978-0470-38443-5


Students will gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of modern abstract algebra. Students will become skilled at understanding definitions and statements of theorems, formulating conjectures and analyzing them critically. Students will also gain experience in solving problems and communicating mathematical ideas effectively.


Last Updated February 13, 2014