## Instructor

Prof. Marco Varisco,
mvarisco@albany.edu,
www.albany.edu/~mv312143/

Office: ES-120C,
Office Hours: by appointment.

## Schedule

MWF 11:30–12:25 in ES-153.

## Prerequisites

AMAT 520A & 540B, or permission of instructor.

## Description

- Basic category theory notions — categories, functors, natural transformations, adjunctions, (co)limits, (co)ends, Kan extensions — and lots of examples;
- the relation among small categories, simplicial sets, and topological spaces;
- monoidal categories and enriched category theory;
- time permitting, some higher category theory at the end.

## Textbook

None, but lecture notes and additional reading material will be distributed in class.

## Grading

Weekly homework assignments.

Students are expected to attend all class meetings. The maximum number of absences permitted to receive credit for this course is 5 (five). Excessive tardiness may count as absence.

Of course, students are expected to follow the University’s Standards of Academic Integrity.