Skip to main content # ‘18.901: Introduction to Topology’

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 26 |

Hours/Week | 9.0 (13 responses) |

Instructors | Beibei Liu |

Overall Rating | 5.6/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- Students found 18.100X,18.701, and proof-writing experience helpful for this course.

## Subject Matter

- Most thought the content was theoretical, foundational, and useful.

## Course Staff

- The professor was
**approachable** and **helpful**.

## Lectures

- Students found the lectures interesting and helpful, but occasionally too fast.
- Some referred to the lecture notes more than the lecture content.

## Problem Sets

- Psets were
**straightforward** and the lectures prepared them well for the material. - Students spent anywhere from 3-4 to 8-10 hours on psets per week.

## Exams

- The exams were considered stressful and difficult to finish based on time pressure.
- Students wished practice exams were posted.
- Students spent a few hours preparing for exams, but did not feel prepared.

## Resources

- The textbooks Topology by Munkres and Algebraic Topology by Hatcher were used in this course.
- Students referred to course notes by previous instructors.

## Grading

- Students felt that grading was
**fair** and **transparent**.

## Advice to Future Students

*“This class is very interesting and worth taking!”* *“Go to lectures!”*