Course description

This is an introductory graduate course in modern algebra. It covers topics: advanced field theory, commutative algebra, an representation theory.

Lecture: MWF 10:30-11:20, Herrin 195


Contact Information

  • Instructor:
    • Jun Li, 380-383Z; phone 723-4508(O); E-mail:
  • CA:
    • BenjaminLjungberg, 381-H;

Office hours

  • by Jun: 383-Z: Monday and Tuesday 12:30-1:30, or by appointment
  • by Ben: Monday 3-4:30, and Tuesday 10:30-noon.


Math 120 and 121, or equivalent


Lang: Algebra, revised third edition

Course Logistic

Exam and Course grade

All exams are in class. Course grade is based on the percentage: homework 60%, Exam 40%
Exams will be close book, close notes, close to assignments.


Homework will be assigned once a week, and will be due the following Wednesday.
Please deliver weekly assignments to my office.
Do not leave the assignments in mailbox.

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