Office:325G Maclean Hall 
Email:goodman at math dot uiowa dot edu 
Phone:Voice: 3193350791 
Paper Mail:Fred Goodman Department of Mathematics MLH The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 522421419 USA 
Office Hours:Monday 10:3011:30, Wednesday 4:005:30 
Teaching Assistant:Maziar Ouliaei Nia maziar@math.uiowa.edu 
Click here for syllabus in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader needed.)
Weekly 10:0010:45 Tuesdays in B11 MLH, starting September 8, with Teaching Assistant Maziar Ouliaei Nia.
Frederick M. Goodman, Algebra: Abstract and Concrete, Prentice Hall, 1998.

Michael Artin, Algebra, Prentice Hall, 1991. This text is recommended. 
There will be 8 to 12 written assignments. Details will appear here as the assignments are made.
Exercises 1.4.2, 1.43, 1.5.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.6, 2.1.10. Please see the remarks on the syllabus about the standard of explanation expected on the homework.
Exercises 2.1.12, 2.1.13, 2.1.14, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.9.
Exercises 2.3.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.3.11, 2.4.1, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.8.
Exercises, all in section 3.1: 5, 712.
Section 3.1: Exercises 13, 14, 17. Section 3.2, Exercises 2 (Note errata!), 5, 6, 7, 11, 12.
Section 3.3: Exercises 810 Section 3.4: Exercises 36, 89.
Section 3.4, Exercises 1112, Section 3.5, Exercises 57, Section 3.6, Exercises 3, 5, 6.
Please note: We have collectively been getting quite sloppy about handing in/collecting assignments on time. Let us please agree that the assignments are really due when they are due (although the due date may be renegotiated for the entire class.)
Section 4.3: Exercises 12. Section 4.4: Exercises 1,5. Section 4.5: Exercises 13.
Section 5.1: Exercises 5, 6, 9.5 = Example 5.1.20. Section 5.3: Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10.
A similar course currently being given at University of Pennsylvania by Eugene Stern has a very similar point of view. (The textbook is Artin.) Here is a link to Eugene Stern's course page with exercise assignments.
There will be one or two midterm exams, dates to be negotiated; the dates will appear here when they are known. There will be a comprehensive final exam. The text of the exams will appear here after the exams have been done by all students.
Click here for the text of the first exam.