Text: Commutative Ring Theory, by H. Matsumura
Instructor: Sheldon Katz
Email: katzs AT
Mode of instruction: This course will taught entirely online. Lectures will be available as video modules. There will be no synchronous lectures, but there will be synchronous online office hours.
Online Office Hours: 7pm Tuesdays on piazza and 10am Fridays via Zoom .
Lecture Management System: All course materials will be organized and posted on Illinois Compass 2G. Course materials by default will not be placed on this website.
Discussion Forum: A discussion forum for the class is being hosted on piazza, (sign up first at The purpose of this discussion forum is to encourage interaction between students as a way to mitigate the adverse affects of not being able to meet in person. The forum will not be regularly monitored by the instructor except during the one scheduled hour per week.
Homework and grading: There will be two homework assignments during the semester. Your course grade will be based on the homeworks.
Course Syllabus is here.
Expectations Students are expected to view all video modules, complete the homework assignments, and participate in the discussion forum.