New Year, New Classes!

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Prof. Rorey Padfoot
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New Year, New Classes!

Post by Prof. Rorey Padfoot » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:27 pm

Eeekkk the class list is out and there are soooo many new classes!! Have you looked at it yet? Need helping narrowing it down to just FIVE! Already picked your classes and want to share? Let us know we all love when the new school year class list comes out!
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Iverian Gnash » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:49 pm

This is year it was really difficult! There are so many I've been wanting to take and so many new classes that I wanted to take as well. The first three I signed up for were classes I've been wanting to take for a while:
  • Grindelwald's Crimes
  • Care of Magical Creatures
  • Quidditch - the Wizarding Way
Finally, I had two more classes to sign up for and I had no idea where to start. Maxim came out with a villainy class and I just couldn't pass up the chance to improve my skills, so the Evil Queen is now taking a class on villainy - any complaints please direct them to Mr. Trevelyan.

Then there was one more class to sign up for and I spent quite a while flipping through everything. Eventually I decided to be a bother to Gail this term and put myself in her Survival class! :D

Final list:
  • A Beginner's Guide to Villainy
  • Care of Magical Creatures
  • Grindelwald's Crimes
  • Quidditch - The Wizarding Way
  • Survival
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Adaleine Shuster » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:12 pm

I've been wanting to take The Magic of Forensic Science pretty much since signing up in November of 2018. I finally decided to this year. I hear it's pretty hard...we'll see how I do.

I'd also been looking at Astrology and Harry Potter near the end of last term, so I was excited to see that it was being offered again.

I really like healing related classes, and I loved Basic Healing, so I decided to sign up for Poisons.

I managed to sign up for those three fairly quickly, but the last two were harder for me to choose. In the end I chose some harder ones, but I'm really excited!

My classes for the 2020-2021 fall term:
The Magic of Forensic Science
Astrology and Harry Potter
Poisons
HOL Genetics
Arithmancy: An Introduction
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Mia Fountain » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 am

My classes this term:
Advanced Care of Magical Creatures
Poisons
Confronting your Boggart
Mysteries of the Lake
Introduction to Sign Language

I chose Advanced Care of Magical Creatures, because I took Care of Magical Creatures last term, so I wanted to take the Advanced course this time.
I chose introduction to sign language, because I have been interested in learning sign language for a while, and this seems like a good way to learn some of the nuances of sign language.
Poisons was chosen because I enjoyed the Potions for Beginners class that I took last year.
Confronting your Boggart and Mysteries of the Lake were chosen because they look interesting.
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Sky Denver » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:54 pm

My classes this year are:
HOL 101 and Lesser known characters of Harry Potter.
I am super excited!
I took HOL 101 because I am new to HOL and I want to know everything about it! And I am taking The lesser known characters of Harry Potter because sometimes I do wonder what happens in their life.
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Emily Spencer » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:05 pm

This term I'm taking:

Art: A Magical Study
Astrology and Harry Potter
Grindelwald's Crimes
Philosophy In Harry Potter
Poisons

Believe me, that list was super hard to narrow done! There are so many fun classes to choose from.
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Prof. Will Lestrange » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:07 am

I really... really... REALLY wasn't expecting to take five classes during my first term as a professor - not when I was already teaching three! But there were enough new and old classes that looked interesting - even as two classes I regret passing up my first few years here (Broom Race and Beginning Hungarian) remain stubbornly unoffered.

What I ended up with were:
-Lesser Known Characters of Harry Potter (interesting material; taught by one of my House's newest Prefects)
-Journey of the Hero (an iconic class developed by my Head of House long ago... which I had resisted taking because of its difficulty)
-A Beginner's Guide to Villainy (a fun new class taught by one of the newest Head Students; when paired with Journey of the Hero it should provide intriguing balance)
to start...

and after a day or two I ended up adding two more:
-History of Hogwarts: the Founders (another fun-looking class from the "History of Hogwarts" series, taken over by the of my House's newest/returning Prefects) and...
-The Hobbit, from Tolkein to Jackson (taught by an HOL legend in her own right - though it's a class I had avoided for a long time because it looked a bit too challenging...)

so that's what my list looks like! I keep expecting there to be a time when I run out of classes to take, but it hasn't happened yet...
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:29 pm

I've narrowed my list down to signing up for the following options:
Chose these because of my interest level and that I believe I will enjoy them all, in addition to the fact that I took Maxim's "Superhero Studies" in the Spring (which I loved) then happened to find one class presented by a Professor from each of the four houses otherwise, so I'm excited by the mix and looking forward to a great Fall semester of classes!
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by Torii Taylor » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:05 am

This year I'm taking-

1) Astronomy
2) Flying
3) The World of Fiction

I know beforehand that I'm going to be very busy this year with HOL and life in general so I decided to take three classes instead of the regular five. I'll probably sign up for more if I have time at the end of the year but for now, just three for me. :D
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Re: New Year, New Classes!

Post by February Fortescue » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:45 pm

This term, I taking;

* A Beginner's Guide to Villainy
(I enjoy Maxim's classes because they're interesting and challenging, and this one had me at the word "archetype")
* Divination
(I love the subject. I'm no psychic and don't pretend to be, but i would have had a blast in Trelawney's class)
* Lesser Known Characters of Harry Potter
(Great subject, very well written)
* Muggle Studies Pop Culture: the 80's
(What a fun decade! I do own both post-it notes and a Rubic's Cube, thank you very much!)
* The Unforgivable Curses
(Curses are useful and can be used in a positive way? Sign me up!)
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