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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 103, Cupples I
Office Hour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.You can send me questions by email at any time.
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
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,