Spring 2022

Groups, Rings, and Fields

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-350

Formerly listed as: MATH-26


Harris B. Daniels (Section 01)
Sema Gunturkun (Section 02)


A brief consideration of properties of sets, mappings, and the system of integers, followed by an introduction to the theory of groups and rings including the principal theorems on homomorphisms and the related quotient structures; integral domains, fields, polynomial rings. Four class hours per week.

Requisite: MATH 211 and either MATH 271 or 272, or consent of the instructor. Students with a grade of B+ or lower in linear algebra are encouraged to take another 200-level course with proofs before taking MATH 350.

Limited to 25 students. Fall semester: Professor R. Benedetto. Spring semester: Professor Daniels. 

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Problem sets, In-class or take-home quizzes or exams, May include in-class group work. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.

If Overenrolled: In the Fall, preference will be given to MATH majors

Cost: $25 main book, 26 + 12 for recommended books ?

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All Abstract Algebra: A First Course Long Grove, IL: Weveland Press, 2008 Saracino, Dan TBD


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022