This is going to be a semester long reading-group starting Decem. 1st of “Algebra: Chapter 0” by Paulo Aluffi, this book is said to be a pedagogical introduction to the theory of Algebraic Structures and uses Category Theory throughout.

Whilst working through Aluffi, we will also be working through Emily Riehl’s “Category Theory in Context” to truly get a grasp of Category Theory through various examples from different fields of math.

The motivation for these might be difficult, but it is for people who are interested in Algebraic Topology/Geometry or Algebra in general and wish to get a good start on this content.

**Prerequisites**

Proofs (required).

Algebra (recommended).

Topology (recommended).