Math 417 is an introduction to abstract algebra. The main objects of study are groups, which are abstract mathematical objects that reflect the most basic features of many other mathematical constructions. We will also study rings and fields and other abstract mathematical objects, which can be thought of as groups with additional structure.
MATH 416 or one of MATH 410, MATH 415 together with one of MATH 347, MATH 348, CS 373; or consent of instructor
Students must be able to print out assignments, write out solutions, then scan their written work and upload it to Moodle.
Exams: This course has three 90-minute midterm tests and a 3-hour final exam.
Proctorship Information: This course requires that you obtain a proctor. Please see our Proctor Information for further instructions.
This page has information regarding the self-paced, rolling enrollment course. If you are a UIUC student interested in taking a course during the summer, you may be interested in a Summer Session II course.
Individual students enrolled in this course are assigned to a course instructor.
Your time in the course begins on the date your registration is processed. This course is 16 weeks long with the possibility of purchasing an extension. Eligible students may purchase up to two 1-month extensions for $300 each. Click here to apply.