Office: Lippitt Hall 202G
Textbook: Topology by J. Munkres, 2nd. edition
About the course: We will cover most of the first
seven chapters of the text. Each class will cover roughly one or two sections. If time permits,
we will cover the fundamental groups and covering spaces.
This is a challenging course. Success requires that you keep pace with the work, understand course concepts, and study effectively.
Policies: You are expected to abide by the University's civility policy:
Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. A student's name on
any written work, quiz or exam shall be regarded
as assurance that the work is the result of the student's own independent
thought and study. Work should be stated in the
student's own words, properly attributed to its source. Students have an
obligation to know how to quote, paraphrase,
summarize, cite and reference the work of others with integrity. The following
are examples of academic dishonesty.
"The University of Rhode Island is committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are considered unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class."
Cell phones, Iphones, IPods, Laptos, beepers and any electronic device must be turned off in class.
Your grade will be determined by your scores on
Homework: 20% Exam I: 25% Thursday October 16th. Exam II: 25% Thursday November 20th. Final:   30% (cumulative) Thursday December 11th. 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM