Should you take Math 103a


Most math majors are required to take either Math 103 or Math 100.  Both are courses in abstract algebra, but Math 103 is less theoretical and more oriented toward examples and applications.  Math 100 is faster paced, and students typically spend more study hours per work on Math 100 than on Math 103. On the other hand, students who are planning, or thinking about, continuing for graduate school in mathematics, especially pure mathematics, are advised to take the Math 100 sequence.  A student who takes Math 103a and then decides to take Math 100b must first take Math 100a.  (However, full credit is not given for both 103a and 100a.)