Two important pieces of information: first, the course is scheduled to
meet MWF 9:40. I want to find a fourth hour during the week and we
need to agree on a time during the first meeting. I am willing to
consider alternative schedules that don't involve 4 weekly meetings.
Second, the announced text, Eisenbud's *Commutative Algebra*, is
something of a reference work. I plan to start the course by
lecturing out of Miles Reid's *Undergraduate Commutative
Algebra*, which is less encyclopedaic and more approachable.
The word "undergraduate" in the title of this text is, in my view,
best interpreted to mean "not using homological methods". Much of the
same material can be found in Dummitt and Foote, starting in chapter
15.

Some information about the course is in the syllabus.

Contacting me: the best way is by email: dikran@math.binghamton.edu. I do not read my @binghamton.edu email very frequently.

The homework assignments will be listed here.