Galois Theory (MATH546) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Galois Theory MATH546 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to give the fundamentals of field extensions and Galois theory and some applications of Galois theory.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand normal and seperable extensions
  • Understand and apply the fundamental theorem of Galois Theory
  • Understand and use norm, trace mappings
  • Understand cyclic extensions
  • Understand and use discriminants
Course Content Characteristic of a field, the Frobenius morphism, field extensions, algebraic extensions, primitive elements, Galois extensions, automorphisms, normal extensions, separable and inseparable extensions, the fundamental theorem of Galois theory, finite fields, cyclotomic extensions, norms and traces, cyclic extensions, discriminants, polynomials of d

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Field Extensions Read related sections in references
2 Automorphisms Read related sections in references
3 Normal Extensions Read related sections in references
4 Separable and Inseparable Extensions Read related sections in references
5 Review
6 Midterm Exam 1
7 The Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory Read related sections in references
8 Finite Fields Read related sections in references
9 Cyclotomic Extensions Read related sections in references
10 Norms and Traces Read related sections in references
11 Review
12 Midterm Exam 2
13 Cyclic Extensions Read related sections in references
14 Discriminants Read related sections in references
15 Review
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. P. Morandi, Field and Galois Theory, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1996
Other Sources 2. J. S. Milne, Fields and Galois Theory, Lecture Notes, 1998, avaliable at:
3. J-P. Escofier, Galois Theory, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001
4. E. Artin, Galois Theory, Dover Publications, 1998

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the ability to apply scientific knowledge gained in the undergraduate education and to expand and extend knowledge in the same or in a different area.
2 Has the ability to obtain, to evaluate, to interpret and to apply information by doing scientific research.
3 Can apply gained knowledge and problem solving abilities in inter-disciplinary research.
4 Has the ability to work independently within research area, to state the problem, to develop solution techniques, to solve the problem, to evaluate the obtained results and to apply them when necessary.
5 Takes responsibility individually and as a team member to improve systematic approaches to produce solutions in unexpected complicated situations related to the area of study.
6 Can develop strategies, implement plans and principles on the area of study and can evaluate obtained results within the framework.
7 Can develop and extend the knowledge in the area and to use them with scientific, social and ethical responsibility.
8 Has the ability to follow recent developments within the area of research, to support research with scientific arguments and data, to communicate the information on the area of expertise in a systematically by means of written report and oral/visual presentation.
9 Has proficiency in English language and has the ability to communicate with colleagues and to follow the innovations in mathematics and related fields.
10 Has software and hardware knowledge in the area of expertise, and has proficient information and communication technology knowledge.
11 Has professional ethical consciousness and responsibility which takes into account the universal and social dimensions in the process of data collection, interpretation, implementation and declaration of results in mathematics and its applications.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 3 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 7 14
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 9 9
Total Workload 77