Math 417: Intro Abstract Algebra

This information applies to the 8-week 2022 Summer Semester course.


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.


NetMath 417 Syllabus.pdf


MATH 416 or one of MATH 410, MATH 415 together with one of MATH 347, MATH 348, CS 374; or consent of instructor


3 undergraduate hours, 3 or 4 graduate hours.

Note: The 4-hour section is restricted to graduate students only. Additional work of substance is required for this section, as assigned by the instructor. To request approval to register, please email NetMath Director with "Summer Math 444 4-hour request" in the subject line, and include name, netid, UIN, and reason for needing to take the class for 4 hours.


Summer Semester courses have fixed tuition rates based on your College, year in school and other factors. Summer tuition rate information

This course uses the Moodle online system. Students must be able to view assignments online, write out solutions, then scan or take a photo of 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 has online exams. For exam dates, formats, and other information please visit our Summer Exams page.

Course resources

A course Instructor will be available to assist with this course.

Watch the Course Orientation Video for a Moodle course.

Course Options

Please refer to the table for different course options to take this NetMath course.

Course Timeline: This is an 8-week Summer Semester II course with fixed dates for submitting homework assignments and taking exams. Course Start Date is 6-13-22 and End Date is 8-5-22. No extensions are allowed in this course.