Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH240, MATH341, MATH461).
Restriction: Must not be in any of the following programs (Mathematics (Master's); Mathematics (Doctoral)).
Credit only granted for: MATH402 or MATH403.
For students having only limited experience with rigorous mathematical proofs. Parallels MATH403. Students planning graduate work in mathematics should take MATH403. Groups, rings, integral domains and fields, detailed study of several groups; properties of integers and polynomials. Emphasis is on the origin of the mathematical ideas studied and the logical structure of the subject.