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[Hogwarts] Defense Against the Dark Arts

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Lawrence Keelan
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[Hogwarts] Defense Against the Dark Arts

Post by Lawrence Keelan » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:53 pm

Defense Against the Dark Arts Syllabus
Instructor - Lawrence Keelan

These are the types of things that are taught in DADA. It starts from the beginning and gradually leads into more complex subjects spread out over a number of years.
  • Textbook
    The Purpose of Defense Against the Dark Arts
    Wand Composition
    Ethics and Philosphy
    Basic Spell Incantations
    The Law of Magical Energy and Intent
    The Dark Arts Theory
    Common Magical Nuisances
    Boggarts
    Basic Spell Casting
    Dueling Etiquette
    Basics of Physical Self-Defense
    Physical Self-Defense
    Types of Offensive Spells
    Types of Defensive Spells
    Intermediate Spell Incantations
    Wand Movements for Intermediate Spells
    A History of Wizarding War
    A History of Muggle Conflict
    Wandless/Voiceless Self-Defense
    Intermediate Spell Casting
    Ancient Dark Lineage
    Non-Human Beings
    Ghosts
    Unforgivable Curses
    Azkaban and Dementors
    Movements for Advanced Spells
    Advanced Spell Incantations
    Advanced Spell Casting
    Wandless and Voiceless Magic
    Types of Magical Impetus
    Curses, Jinxes, Hexes, Spells and Charms
    Practical Demonstration Module

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Lawrence Keelan
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Wand: 13" Larch, Phoenix, Quite Bendy
Position: Head of Slytherin
Location: Scotland
School: Hogwarts
Player: Shayne

Re: [Hogwarts] Defense Against the Dark Arts

Post by Lawrence Keelan » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:24 pm

OWLs & NEWTs
Getting an Outstanding OWL for most classes is exceptionally difficult, and Defense Against the Dark Arts is absolutely no exception. The atmosphere in-class is one of practical, hands-on learning combined with solemn subject matter that is broached with a gallows-humor, tongue-in-cheek dryness uncommon amongst Hogwarts's more stern faculty.

Professor Keelan is demanding and exacting as a teacher, not tolerating excuses or laziness in his students, but he does not tread the line into unfair and is always willing to work with someone who demonstrates their desire to improve and willingness to apply themselves. He will spend days with the same student going over concepts in multiple ways until they understand it, but don't expect to be catered to. The minute you dismiss, fuck around, or otherwise ignore the lesson, Keelan cuts his losses.

House points are rewarded and taken away based upon performance and behavior in the classroom. Despite being Slytherin, Keelan does not display favoritism. He praises competence and punishes incompetence, and it does not matter what house you're in. He is also a loud and frequent proponent of dismantling blood prejudices that have historically been linked to violence, war and bloodshed. This has made him unpopular with some of the faculty and parents who believe that politics should be kept out of a classroom.

The NEWT-level syllabus of DADA is very intensive, and only the most committed and responsible students are accepted. Due to the arduousness of the DADA OWL, fewer than ten students enter the advanced curriculum each year. To compensate the drawback of missing two years of defense classes, Professor Keelan does teach a continuing core elective to 6th and 7th years that is much more theory-based and exam-oriented.

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