MATH 3379 - Introduction to Higher Geometry - University of Houston
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MATH 3379 - Introduction to Higher Geometry

***This is a course guideline.  Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

Prerequisites: MATH 1432

Course Description: Synthetic and algebraic geometry; harmonic division, cross ratio; groups of projective transformation.

Text: Foundations of Geometry, Edition 2; Gerard Venema, Pearson. ISBN: 9780136020585

Grading Format:

Mid semester    10%
3 Papers*    30%    (10% each)
CourseWork^    10%    printed pages only
Homework    10%    No late homework accepted
Final    20%
1 term paper*    20%

*No late papers accepted


Class Format: Mainly lecture; student work at the board is encouraged. One formal presentation required and graded.

Homework: is due on Mondays by midnight to avoid taking up lecture time. You will upload the homework to our course website in CourseWare. The due date will be announced in class about one week out

Papers: There are 3 short papers (due about every 4 weeks on a Monday at midnight) and one term paper due during finals by midnight. You will upload the papers to the CourseWare account by the due date along with the rubrics form and the Writing Consultation confirmation form.

Coursework: You will be working on small in-class projects. The CourseWork handouts are in CourseWare by the notes. Please print them full size and one side only. Each day there will be at least one, if not 2 or 3, to turn in. Please do not turn in notebook paper or scraps of paper pulled from spiral binders!



CSD Accommodations:

Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids: The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, pertaining to the provision of reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids for students who have a disability. In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, University of Houston strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an academic adjustments/auxiliary aid, please visit The Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) website at for more information.

Accommodation Forms: Students seeking academic adjustments/auxiliary aids must, in a timely manner (usually at the beginning of the semester), provide their instructor with a current Student Accommodation Form (SAF) (paper copy or online version, as appropriate) from the CSD office before an approved accommodation can be implemented.

Details of this policy, and the corresponding responsibilities of the student are outlined in The Student Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Policy (01.D.09) document under [STEP 4: Student Submission (5.4.1 & 5.4.2), Page 6]. For more information please visit the Center for Students with Disabilities Student Resources page.

Additionally, if a student is requesting a (CSD approved) testing accommodation, then the student will also complete a Request for Individualized Testing Accommodations (RITA) paper form to arrange for tests to be administered at the CSD office. CSD suggests that the student meet with their instructor during office hours and/or make an appointment to complete the RITA form to ensure confidentiality.

*Note: RITA forms must be completed at least 48 hours in advance of the original test date. Please consult your counselor ahead of time to ensure that your tests are scheduled in a timely manner. Please keep in mind that if you run over the agreed upon time limit for your exam, you will be penalized in proportion to the amount of extra time taken.



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