A workable knowledge of the basic notions of abstract algebra (groups, rings, fields).
Giving the students a basic knowledge in general algebra, focosuing on the developmene of hte past thirty years.
Basic notions of general algebra; Homomorphism Theorems, Birkhoff's Theorem, Free algebra, HSP Theorem, Mal'cev conditions.
S. Burris, H.P. Sankappanvar, A course in Universal ALgebra, available online
The Office Hours will be given during the first lecture.