Week 1 
9/5 
Organizational Meeting

Week 2 
9/12 
Read Sections 1.3 and 1.5 and do exercises 1.9  1.11 as well as 1.20, 1.23, 1.25, and 1.28a. (Note: Exercises 1.14  1.29 are all for Section 1.5, and you can do others if you feel inspired. For example, 1.14, 1.15, and 1.21.)

Week 3 
9/19 
We will go over the problems from Section 1.5 in detail and finish going through the ideas in that section. You should also start reading Chapter 4 to familiarize yourself with the definitions and theorems. We will discuss its content the following week. If you have time, you should also take a look at these exercises.

Week 4 
9/26 
This week we'll go over twists and descent and work through exercise 4.3 as motivation for the Sections 4.1  4.4.

Week 5 
10/3 
Read Sections 4.5  4.6 and do exercises 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7.

No meeting 
10/10 
Midterm Recess

Week 6 
10/17 
Skim chapters 5 and 6 to familiarize yourself with the objects. Pay special attention to: Group Schemes/Varieties, the Functor of Points, Frobenius, Smoothness (also go back to 3.5 for this), Torsors, Grothendieck Topologies, and the Brauer Group. We'll revisit these topics in more detail later!

Week 7 
10/24 
Read Chapter 6 up to Section 6.4.3.

Week 8 
10/31 
Read Sections 5.1 and 5.2 and do exercises 5.3, 5.4.

Week 9 
11/7 
Seminar Canceled

Week 10 
11/14 
Continue going through 5.1 and 5.2

Week 11 
11/21 
This week we'll go over exercises 5.3, 5.4, and maybe 5.11.

Week 12 
11/28 
