Math 244: Point-Set Topology

Instructor: Constance Leidy
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:10-2:30pm
Location: Exley 113
Office: Exley 641
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm and by appointment
Book: Introduction to Topology: Pure and Applied by Colin Adams and Robert Franzosa
E-Mail Address:

Course Description

This is an introduction to general topology, the study of topological spaces. This subject, fundamental to mathematics, enables us to discuss notions of continuity and approximation in their broadest sense.


Homework is an important part of any math class. It is important that you practice doing the problems. This will help you to understand the material better and will prepare you for the exams. Homework will be due weekly, generally on Wednesdays.

You are encouraged to discuss the homework, and to work together on the problems. However each student is responsible for the final preparation of his or her own homework papers.

It is important to cite any sources that you consult while working on the homework. It is a serious violation of the honor cord to consult solutions to homework problems that have been posted on the internet or appear elsewhere.

TA Sessions

I anticipate that there will be a graduate teaching assistant for this course who will hold weekly TA sessions on Tuesdays 7-9pm.


There will be one midterm exam and a final exam. If you have a conflict with an exam time, let me know at least one week in advance so that we can arrange an alternative exam time.

  • Midterm - Wednesday, March 5, 7-10pm in Exley 109
  • Final - Friday, May 16, 9am-noon

  • Course Grade Determination

    The course grade will be computed as follows:

  • Homework - 30%
  • Midterm - 30%
  • Final - 40%

  • Office Hours

    I will hold office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm. You can also always email me at to make an appointment.

    Students with Disabilites

    It is the policy of Wesleyan University to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students, however, are responsible for registering with Disabilities Services, in addition to making requests known to me in a timely manner. If you require accommodations in this class, please make an appointment with me during the first two weeks of class, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities should also contact Laura Patey. Please see for more information.