Math 598, Fall, 2021

Deptartment of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington University

**Syllabus
for Math 598**

Mathematical Professional Development

**Instructor:**
Steven G. Krantz

**Classroom:**
The course will meet on Mondays from 4:00pm to 4:50pm in Cupples II, L011.

**e-mail
address:** sk@math.wustl.edu

**Office:**
103, Cupples I

**Office
Hour: **Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

**Phone:**
(510) 875-8972

**Dept.
Office:** 100, Cupples I

**Dept.
Phone:** (314) 935-6760

**Course Home
Page:** http://www.math.wustl.edu/~sk/math598.html

**Course
Description:** The purpose of this course is

to provide an introduction to the
mathematics profession.

We will discuss life in a mathematics department,

the professorial ranks, tenure, and the duties
of a faculty member.

We will talk about how to get tenure and how not to get tenure.

We will discuss the roles of teaching, research, and service in departmental life.

Mostly I hope that we will talk to each other a lot and have many

stimulating discussions.

**Textbook:**
Steven G. Krantz, * A Mathematician's Survival Guide, *

American Mathematical Society, 2004.

**Elements
of the Course:**

There will be no exams and no homework in
this course. I may assign class members to give presentations on certain
topics. I may also assign some short papers.

Be familiar with this Web page. This is where
course announcements will be posted,