# Prerequisites for studying Hodge theory and the Hodge conjecture

To what branch of mathematics does the Hodge conjecture belong? I'm aware that it's very advanced, but what kind of prerequisites would one need to understand those problems? Can you suggest some good texts for a senior undergraduate/beginning graduate?

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Someone who's well-versed in the area would write a nice answer, so let me just mention Voisin's books, "Hodge Theory and Complex Algebraic Geometry". –  user27126 Jan 28 '13 at 7:06