Knowledge of schemes and basic properties, e.g. as in the mastermath AG2 course. Optimistic students may try taking this in parallel with AG2, combined with lots of reading over christmas. If you plan to try this, please discuss with me first.
This is a seminar course, where students give most of the talks. The precise form depends on teh students participating, and their interests.
Learn something fun and difficult in algebraic geometry. Get a little closer to research.
Mode of instruction
Pass/fail. Mainly based on your talks, but there may also be homework or similar. You are expected to attend the talks of other students, ask questions, etc.
Depends on the topic, which depends on you!