Abstract Algebra
Abstract Algebra Syllabus

Course Code: MATU 310
Transcript:
Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at Brandman University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.
Credits: 4 semester
Transfer: 4 year degree applicable
Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits.They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. Brandman University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course and apply it towards your degree. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page.Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for preapproval. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
 John B. Fraleigh
 Textbook ISBN10: 0201763907
 Textbook ISBN13: 9780201763904Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: Yes
Description
An introduction to the principles and concepts of modern Abstract Algebra. Topics include groups, rings, and fields, isomorphisms, and homomorphisms with applications to number theory, the theory of equations, and geometry.
Prerequisite: Methods of Proof and Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better.
Note: This course is proof based. All homework assignments, exams and the final are graded by the instructor. An official syllabus will be provided to the student on the first day of class by the instructor.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
 Use the basic definitions and theorems of modern algebra, and recognize how these definitions and theorems relate to concepts from previous mathematics courses.
 Read, interpret, and use the vocabulary, symbolism, and basic definitions used in Abstract Algebra, including binary operations, relations, groups, subgroups, homomorphisms, rings, and ideals.
 Understand that groups, rings, and fields are specialized sets that codify the interesting characteristics of previously learned number systems.
 Develop and apply the fundamental properties of abstract algebraic structures, their substructures, their quotient structure, and their mappings.
 Prove basic theorems such as Lagrange's theorem, Cayley's theorem, and the fundamental theorems for groups and rings.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework 15%
Exams (4) 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)
Homework:
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and using the concepts to solve problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems.Exams (4):
The exams are designed to cover a broader area of the text and test your understanding of the material. Typically, exams will cover two chapters of the text.Proctored Final
The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters.
No notes are permitted on the final. Scratch paper, pencil and eraser are the only materials permitted on the final.The final exam must be proctored at college testing center or a Sylvan Learning Center. The final may only be taken within the U.S. A valid driver's license must be shown at the testing center. An expired license will not be accepted.
The 60% rule was set in place to protect the integrity of online math education by requiring a display of competency in exchange for a grade. All schools which are regionally accredited adhere to online standards. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells your college that standards have been met. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know the standards won't be met.
Use this link to help you find a college testing center or Sylvan Learning center near your home: Proctored Final
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Groups and Subgroups
Lessons Homework 1.1 Introduction and Examples 1.1 1.2 Binary Operations 1.2 1.3 Isomorphic Binary Structures 1.3 1.4 Groups 1.4 1.5 Subgroups 1.5 1.6 Cyclic Groups 1.6 1.7 Generators and Cayley Diagraphs 1.7 Chapter 2
Permutations, Cosets, and Direct Products
Lessons Homework 2.1 Groups of Permutations 2.1 2.2 Orbits, Cycles, and the Alternating Group 2.2 2.3 Cosets and the Theorem of Lagrange 2.3 2.4 Direct Products and Finitely Generated Abelian Groups 2.4 Chapter 3
Homomorphisms and Factor Groups
Lessons Homework 3.1 Homomorphisms 3.1 3.2 Factor Groups 3.2 3.3 Factor Group Computations and Simple Groups 3.3 3.4 Group action on a set 3.4 Chapter 4
Rings and Fields
Lessons Homework 4.1 Rings and Fields 4.1 4.2 Integral Domains 4.2 4.3 Fermat's and Euler's Theorem 4.3 4.4 The Field of Quotients of an Integral Domain 4.4 4.5 Ring of Polynomials 4.5 4.6 Factorization of Polynomials Over a Field 4.6 4.7 Noncommutative Examples 4.7 Chapter 5
Ideals and Factor Rings
Lessons Homework 5.1 Homomorphisms and Factor Rings 5.1 5.2 Prime and Maximal Ideals 5.2 Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.2 2 1.3  1.4 3 1.5  1.6 4 1.7  2.1 5 2.2  2.3 6 2.4  3.1 7 3.2  3.3 8 3.4  4.1 9 4.2  4.3 10 4.4  4.5 11 4.6  4.7 12 5.1  5.2 13 6.1  6.1 14 6.2  6.2 15 6.3  6.3 16 7.1  7.2 17 7.3  7.3 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

Course Code: None
Transcript:
A certificate of completion is issued by Westcott Courses. If this course is taken under the noncredit option, it does NOT go through our partner university, Brandman University. Thus, a transcript is not included with the course. A certificate of completion is awarded for students who receive a C or better in the course.
Credits: 0
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Transfer:
If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the noncredit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. If you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. The noncredit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
 John B. Fraleigh
 Textbook ISBN10: 0201763907
 Textbook ISBN13: 9780201763904Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: No
Description
An introduction to the principles and concepts of modern Abstract Algebra. Topics include groups, rings, and fields, isomorphisms, and homomorphisms with applications to number theory, the theory of equations, and geometry.
Prerequisite: Methods of Proof and Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better.
Note: This course is proof based. All homework assignments, exams and the final are graded by the instructor. An official syllabus will be provided to the student on the first day of class by the instructor.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
 Use the basic definitions and theorems of modern algebra, and recognize how these definitions and theorems relate to concepts from previous mathematics courses.
 Read, interpret, and use the vocabulary, symbolism, and basic definitions used in Abstract Algebra, including binary operations, relations, groups, subgroups, homomorphisms, rings, and ideals.
 Understand that groups, rings, and fields are specialized sets that codify the interesting characteristics of previously learned number systems.
 Develop and apply the fundamental properties of abstract algebraic structures, their substructures, their quotient structure, and their mappings.
 Prove basic theorems such as Lagrange's theorem, Cayley's theorem, and the fundamental theorems for groups and rings.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework 15%
Exams (4) 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)
Homework:
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and using the concepts to solve problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems.Exams:
The exams are designed to cover a broader area of the text and test your understanding of the material. Typically, exams will cover two chapters of the text.Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Groups and Subgroups
Lessons Homework 1.1 Introduction and Examples 1.1 1.2 Binary Operations 1.2 1.3 Isomorphic Binary Structures 1.3 1.4 Groups 1.4 1.5 Subgroups 1.5 1.6 Cyclic Groups 1.6 1.7 Generators and Cayley Diagraphs 1.7 Chapter 2
Permutations, Cosets, and Direct Products
Lessons Homework 2.1 Groups of Permutations 2.1 2.2 Orbits, Cycles, and the Alternating Group 2.2 2.3 Cosets and the Theorem of Lagrange 2.3 2.4 Direct Products and Finitely Generated Abelian Groups 2.4 Chapter 3
Homomorphisms and Factor Groups
Lessons Homework 3.1 Homomorphisms 3.1 3.2 Factor Groups 3.2 3.3 Factor Group Computations and Simple Groups 3.3 3.4 Group action on a set 3.4 Chapter 4
Rings and Fields
Lessons Homework 4.1 Rings and Fields 4.1 4.2 Integral Domains 4.2 4.3 Fermat's and Euler's Theorem 4.3 4.4 The Field of Quotients of an Integral Domain 4.4 4.5 Ring of Polynomials 4.5 4.6 Factorization of Polynomials Over a Field 4.6 4.7 Noncommutative Examples 4.7 Chapter 5
Ideals and Factor Rings
Lessons Homework 5.1 Homomorphisms and Factor Rings 5.1 5.2 Prime and Maximal Ideals 5.2 Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.2 2 1.3  1.4 3 1.5  1.6 4 1.7  2.1 5 2.2  2.3 6 2.4  3.1 7 3.2  3.3 8 3.4  4.1 9 4.2  4.3 10 4.4  4.5 11 4.6  4.7 12 5.1  5.2 13 6.1  6.1 14 6.2  6.2 15 6.3  6.3 16 7.1  7.2 17 7.3  7.3 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.