Monday, Wednesday, 9:3011:00, 2146
Office hours (2246A): Monday, Wednesday 1:002:00, or by appointment.
Main reference: Ronny Brown, Topology and Groupoids
Further information:
Organization:
There are 27 meetings, which we shall divide into seven chunks of (approximately) four meetings each (i.e. each chunk spanning two weeks).
The first chunk will cover a review of topology; chapters one to five in the book.
The next five chunks will cover chapters six to ten, respectively.
The last chunk is reserved for final project presentations.
The first chunk will be presented by me, whereas all of the remaining chunks will be presented by you: everyone will give one presentation per chunk (i.e. two presentations per meeting).
Remaining time at the end of each chunk will be used for communication specific material, such as classes specifically on giving presentations and writing papers.
Schedule: (subject to change)
Monday  Wednesday 


Sept 4 Organization, overview (Tom) Chapter 2 Preparing a chalk talk (Susan) 
Sept 9 Chapter 3 
Sept 11 Chapter 4 
Sept 16 Chapter 5 
Sept 18 Section 6.1 (Sloan) Section 6.2 (Yixuan) 
Sept 23 Section 6.3 (Tom) Section 6.4 (Ramya) 
Sept 25 Section 6.5 (Daniela) Section 6.6 (Lara) 
Sept 30 Section 6.7 (Sam) Presenting workshop (Susan) 
Oct 2 Section 7.1 (Yixuan) No second presentation. 
Oct 7 Section 7.2 (Lara) Section 7.3 (Sloan) 
Oct 9 Quick thoughts on choosing a project (Susan) Section 7.4 (Daniela) Section 7.5 (Sam) 
Oct 14 holiday! 
Oct 16 Section 7.6 (Ramya) Start chunk 4 Section 8.1 (Sloan) Final project topic due by Sunday 
Oct 21 Writing workshop (Susan) 
Oct 23 Section 8.2 (Daniela) Section 8.3 (Yixuan) 
Oct 28 Section 9.1 (Sam) free slot 
Oct 30 Section 8.4 (Lara) Section 9.2 (Ramya) Final project first draft due by Sunday 
Nov 4 Start chunk 5 Section 10.1 (Sam) Section 10.2 (Tom) 
Nov 6 Section 10.3 (Sloan) Section 10.4 (Dani) 
Nov 11 holiday! 
Nov 13 Section 10.5 Section 10.6 Final project final draft due by Sunday 
Nov 18 Section 10.7 (Lara) Section 10.8 (Ramya) 
Nov 20 Start chunk 6 Section 11.1 (Sloan) Section 11.2 (Sam) 
Nov 25 peer review of final project drafts possible free slot 
Nov 27 Section 11.3 (Lara) Section 11.4 (Dani) 
Dec 2 Section 11.5 Section 11.6 
Nov 4 Start chunk 7 two final project presentations 
Dec 9 two final project presentations 
Dec 11 two final project presentations Final paper due 