## Math 366 :: Syllabus :: Fall 2017

This is the **syllabus** for Genaral Topology Math 366. Here you'll find information on prerequisites, grading policy, homework, study resources and a tentative course schedule. See the box in the upper right for more links and information for the course.

### Classroom

Class will be held, unless otherwise noted, at the following days & times.

__Your daily attendance is required__. You are expected to come to class daily, to be fully awake, to pay attention to and participate in the class discussion. I will do my part to make class something you look forward to rather than dread.

### Prerequisites

You need either:

### Course Webpage

### Textbook

The (required) textbook we will use for this course is**by Adams & Franzosa.**

__Introduction to Topology - Pure and Applied__### Office Hours

### Grading

There are 140 possible points which constitute your grade. You may earn them as follows.### Problem Sets

There will be seven problem sets. In most of the problems your will be writing proofs. As in any higher-level mathematics class, your proofs should be written in complete sentences. The goal of the proof should be to explain not to verify. Pictures and diagrams are encouraged. A selection of problems will be graded. If a problem is to be graded, it will be graded as follows.

You are welcome to work with your classmates on problem sets but your final writeup must be your own. Do not look up solutions to the problem in any written form, including the internet. You are encouraged to ask me questions about the problem sets.

### Midterm

The midterm examination will be in class during our usual time. The exam will be closed book, closed notes, closed friends and open-brained.

### Course Summary

This will consist of a stream-lined summary of our course.### Final Paper

(A list of sources (at least two), with descriptions of why you're using them)

The final paper will be worth 21 points (15% of your grade). Grading will be based as follows:

### Laptops & Phones

Do not use your laptop, phone or electronic media device in class unless instructed to do so.

### Other Resources

Both free and paid tutoring is available, in the tutoring lab in NSF 3810.

### Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

*Evaluation of these learning outcomes will be done through a mix of assignments, class exercises, projects, research papers, group work, written & oral quizzes and exams.*

### Course Description

We will cover the first 7 chapters of the textbook, and various parts of chapters 8-14.

### Natural Sciences Requirement

This course satisfies the Foundation of Natural Sciences/Mathematics requirement. Students who complete this course should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of mathematical logic; use mathematics to solve scientific or mathematical problems in college classes; express relationships in the symbolic language of mathematics; and appreciate the role of mathematics in analyzing natural phenomena.

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