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As a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry you have classes every day of the week. You always have classes with those in your House and Year plus those of your year from one of the other three houses. Students all have from Friday noon free.

The courses offered at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are varied and very different from what muggle schools offer. There are three types of courses that are offered at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Basic, Electives, and Advanced. In First Year and Second Year there are required courses that must be taken. At Third Year a student may choose from a list of electives, and at Fifth Year a list of Advanced courses may be chosen to continue a pupil's growth in their chosen field of Specialization. There are 7 classes per week, with the exception of First Year, which adds Flying Lessons. Choose wisely because your skill set will follow your Character into their adulthood and how they cope with a profession as well as danger in the Rowlingverse.

There are two major exams, other than revisions (finals), that are offered to students. The first exam is O.W.L.s or Ordinary Wizarding Levels. This certifies that you have had your basic education and passed. The exam is administered at the end of Fifth Year. The other exams are called N.E.W.T.s and these certify that you have passed with a high level of competency and are ready to assume further training as an Auror or an entry level position in the Ministry of Magic. This happens at the end of 7th year.

Look on the list to see what is Required as a Basic Course, what you may take for elective courses at 3rd year and what you will choose in 5th for your 6th and 7th year NEWT classes. Click on the name of the course and be taken to a description of the course you are looking at.

Basic Courses

First Years take Basic Courses Plus

Second Years take Basic Courses Plus:

  • Quidditch Team (try out and approval required)

Third Years take Basic Courses and may choose from the following:

Fifth Years take Basic Courses, their electives from previous years, and must choose a course to Specialize in for study in 6th and 7th year. Students work closely with the professor who teaches the Course Specialization., and it is an intensive course program. Elective Courses offered at Sixth year and higher are:

The classes one chooses for electives for 6th and 7th year are your N.E.W.T. Level courses and will be the only courses you take. Depending on the career you wish to go into, you can have anywhere from two to five N.E.W.T. Level courses.

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Course Catalogue for Hogwarts
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Alchemy, Quentin Chambers (Ironfist)
Alchemy is a complex subject with many different interconnected aspects. Many people still only think of the quest of the philosophers' stone to change base metals into gold. In this course you will be able to explore the riches of alchemical texts, some of which are wonderful works of allegorical literature, delve into its amazing, beautiful and enigmatic symbolism, and ponder its underlying hermetic philosophy, which holds a picture of the interconnection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm.

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Ancient Runes, Basic, Niahm D'Arcy (Sunny)
3rd year Students will learn the basic concepts behind the study of runes, and the advantages and dangers of using them.

4th year Students will learn the concepts behind the study of runic magic in more depth, as well how to cast some very basic runic spells.

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Ancient Runes, Advanced, Niahm D'Arcy (Sunny)
5th yearStudents will continue their study of the concepts behind the study of runic magic, as well as learning some more advanced runic spells.

6th year Students will continue their studies from 5th year, learning more advanced runic spells than previously taught.

7th year Only students who took Ancient Runes in their 6th year and plan to take NEWTS for this subject may take this course. Students will have an in-depth study of concepts behind runic magic and its advantages and dangers. There will be a major report due at the end of the term. Students will also learn the most advanced forms of the art, such as protective measures that can be used by Aurors and other such dangerous professions.

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Arithmancy, Samuel Cross (Ironfist)
You will learn divination by numbers and its many uses

O.W.L (5th year) Students: Learn the basics and how to apply them to study of others and yourself

N.E.W.T: Advanced levels which will help if you want to become a Curse Break for the Gringotts

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Astronomy, Heston Marks (Sandra)
Students will learn the basics of Astronomy, such as the constellations, different positions of the stars, etc. Is only really required for 5 years.

Advanced Astronomy - Years 6 - 7 - This course will only be for those students who decide to specialize in Astronomy. Study will be more in-depth and generally challenging. Only those who are serious about going into a career or field dealing with Astronomy need apply.

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Care of Magical Creatures, Rubeus Hagrid (Sandra)
TA: Stephanie Porter (Miranda)
Here you will learn about the different magical creatures, their whereabouts, feeding and other habits, even get to view and watch a few up close. The more advanced students (NEWT level) Will actually be working with the creatures on their own.

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Charms, Roberta Lucroix (Miranda)
Charms, from basic, intermediate, and advanced you'll learn everything from levitation to how to summon your friend's homework when he falls asleep in your common room.

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Cursebreaking, Eloi Kanta, (Ashe)
"The curses of the magical world as much the magic used to cast them as the people who use it. Curses are puzzles just like the human mind. Unlock the puzzle of the man who cast it and you unlock the curse."

Cursebreaking is a class for 3rd to 5th year students of varying difficulty for each year. Professor Kanta teaches you the counter curses only at this level. You will learn to pick apart a curse bit by bit and discover how it was cast and who cast it. He uses real life crimes and curses in his classes as examples for his students to solve and break the curses. Definately a subject for Aurors to be and of course future cursebreakers.

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Cursebreaking, Advanced, Eloi Kanta (Ashe)
"The curses of the magical world as much the magic used to cast them as the people who use it. Curses are puzzles just like the human mind. Unlock the puzzle of the man who cast it and you unlock the curse."

Advanced is the same as the Basic class only now you go further into the world of breaking a curse by learning the curse so you might know it's full power and secrets. It is for 6th and 7th years only.

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Defence Against the Dark Arts, Clark Jones (Matt)

A detailed course that teaches one how to defend themselves against the dark arts. In this particular year, the coursework is heavily focused on the dark arts, from the first-hand point of view as opposed to simply being taught defence. Students will be shown demonstrations of dark arts spells and will be taught about dark wizards and the history of each.

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Divination
"I predict you will learn how to use varying forms of divinatory arts to foretell the dismal fortunes of you, your family and your friends. You will read tea leaves, crystal balls, palms, flames, smoke, astrological charts in the mode of western astrology, ancient Germanic astrology and Ming Shu or chinese astrology. Advanced classes, I foresee, will learn trance and mediumship as fortunetelling techniques."

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Fine Arts, Basic, Nicholas Vrenna (Johnny)
The basic study of fine arts and art appreciation. Included is Painting, Drawing and Sculpting, and using basic spells in works of art.

Fine Arts, Advanced, Nicholas Vrenna (Johnny)
Further studies in the world of fine arts, including using more complex spells in more advanced works of art

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Flying, Rolanda Hooch (No Player); TA Viktor Krum (Ashe)
Learning to handle, care for and ride a broom. (First years only.)

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Herbology, Herasyn Barker (Ashe)
"Herbology is an ancient art based on the even more ancient art of plantius carius or gardening for those who don't know BS latin..."

Herbology Basic and advanced are the study of plants and their magical properties. In the advanced course you learn about how to tame the more wild plants and make them pets!

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History of Magic, Professor Not Played
You will learn every bit of magic history, from the founding of Hogwarts to every little goblin war there ever was.

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Magic in Thread Work and Weaving, Basic, Glimmer Rawosida (Lee)
The magic used in weaving and other thread work. Basics involve muggle spinning and basic thread care, learning to weave spells into threads and fabrics, learning to use thread to manipulate other magic. (IE: spinning a healing spell into bandages or a warming spell into a cloak, using tying threads to make objects move, capture wind)

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Magic in Thread Work and Weaving, Advanced, Glimmer Rawosida (Lee)
Continues on the Basic class. Involves more complex weaving and spells.

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Magical Martial Arts, Tsosie Tsinnehauginnie (Sandra)
Beginning students will learn martial arts and their forms. Intermediate students will learn to apply magic to the moves they learned in the beginner's classes. The advanced will learn weapons, how to apply magic to them and meditative arts.

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Magical Musical Theory, Gray Fleming (Johnny)
The study of Muggle and Magical music and composition, and the instruments therein.

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Mind Magic, Basic, Sotomae Okara (Johnny)
The basic study of the mind and it's magical properties, Included here in is learning the basic abilities to gather, focus and control the energies of the mind (Note: Students must pass a test to take the course, This test will be administered on the week before class starts)

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Mind Magic, Advanced, Sotomae Okara (Johnny)
The advanced study of the mind and it's magical properties, Including learning the advanced mind abilities (I.E. Tele-kinesis, Pyro-kinesis, etc)

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Muggle Studies, Professor Yancey (Geshp)
For those who are curious about how Muggles get by without the use of magic. Muggle Studies explains oddities such as electricity, ballpoint pens and yes of course the famous rubber ducks. This class entails learning about Muggle items, things about the wizard world that form the Muggle world, and things that will surely fascinate the mind.

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Parchment Magic, Darentine Barker (Ashe)
"You whippersnappers'll learn to fetch me my bosco! What? What's that? You need more than that? Bah! I'll show you about parchment magic! In my classes you'll create worlds and universes! Histories and futures! What might have been and what never will be! Fact and Fiction! I'll give you a book! Keep cheekin' me and I'll show you MY version of War and Peace! Bah... whippersnapper... askin' dumb questions... where's my bosco?"

As the professor put it, you'll learn to create magical parchments such as Bodhi, Britta, and Kyla's recording parchments, the quick quotes quills, and Tom Riddle's diary. Useful psychiatric tool, historical tool, and recreational tool. Very difficult and dedicated art.

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Potions, Unassigned (No Player Yet)
I can teach you how to bewitch the mind, and ensnare the senses. I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.

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Profiling, Eloi Kanta (Ashe)
This class for 3rd years and up is a practical one that involves little wand use and more study and intellectual looks at curses and the people who use them.

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Spirit Magic, Basic, Sotomae Okara (Johnny)
TA: Ty Trenerry (Merr)
The basic study of learning to gather, focus and control spirit energy.

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Spirit Magic, Advanced, Sotomae Okara (Johnny)
TA: Ty Trenerry (Merr)
The advanced study of leaning to gather, focus and control spirit energy to make powerful attacks and defencive spells.

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Transfiguration, Minerva McGonagall (Sandra)
TA: Alex Nicolai (Garth)
The magic of turning inanimate and animate objects into something else with the use of spells and wands. (IE: a snail into a quill)

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Vocal Magic, Basic, Harmony Welkins (Sandra)
TA: James Evans-Black(Ashe)
Vocal Magic is the use of the voice in intoning, incanting and vibrating sounds and words in order to effect the world around us. Used anciently by the Finnish wizards, whose skill was legendary, they were able to unlock the power of the voice so that they could sing things in and out of existence, never had to depend on wands, and when wands were in use, double the effect of the wand spell. You will learn how to breathe properly and support the voice, how to listen to hear the minute stresses in a person's voice so that you might judge their mood or feelings, not just what they say, and you will learn to do completely anything with your voice. Several short incantings in English will be taught and you will learn how to effectively make your own incantings.

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Vocal Magic, Advanced, Harmony Welkins (Sandra)
TA: James Evans-Black(Sandra)
This portion of the course is for 5th years and above. You will study ancient Norse, German, Old High German and Anglo-Saxon, learn to read it as well as interpret it, then learn how to approach very difficult incantations: how to gauge what part of your magical voice you use, how to keep your energy up during a long incanting, and how to judge which incanting will work for which purpose . You will also learn how to resist magical voice as well as vocal magic, how to weave subtlety into your words so that your vocal magic is not easily detected by others, and it will also include a way to make a vocal magic signature, a sound and part of our voice that will be yours and yours alone and will be unbreakable by anyone else.

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Wandless Magic, Basic, Aiden O'Cavain (Ashe)
TA: Kyla O'Cavain (Jen)
"Lads and lasses, you'll learn to wave your hand and make things happen... like the Force only without the little green guy who talks funny."

Basic Wandless magic 3rd years will learn the basics of the art which is channelling the magical energy one has already so as to make wand used charms available to the wizard and witches.

Basic Wandless 4th years will move on to learn new charms and methods such as dueling with out wands, incorporating their other classes such as transfiguration and defense against the dark arts.

OWL wandless magic is a 5th years only class that teaches you the asian magics and other wandless arts of the world so that you have a wealth of talents to use in life with out the use of your wand, as well as an overview of other subjects.

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Wandless Magic, Advanced, Aiden O'Cavain (Ashe)
TA: Miniver O'Cavain (Sandra)
Advanced wandless magic is a 6th and 7th year class where you will learn to encorperate every aspect of magic you have learned into wandless as well as the use of the more advanced forms of world magics of wandless types.

NEWT Wandless magic is a special course that can only be taken by those who took wandless as a 6th year and those who plan to take NEWTS for this subject. Here you learn the most advanced forms of the art and in paticular battle magics meant for Aurors and other such professions.

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World Studies, Audrey Dolinski (Sandra)
Indigenous magics, older charms from all cultures. Study what is past as well as present about wizarding around the globe. Included in the last part of term is an emphasis on practical magical antrhopology and archeology -- recognizing ancient magical sites and the magical traps and curses commonly found protecting them.

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