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DADA-301

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  1. All Year 3 essays have been revised as noted by the 'Updated June 3rd, 2024'  text underneath the prompts. We are allowing students who originally received 70% - 99% to retake these assignments should you want to. You must owl Professor Kwan with your assignment ID so she can verify your assignment was completed using the old prompt.

  2. Defense Against the Dark Arts receives a high number of assignments per day and per week. Our team is composed entirely of volunteers who have to manage their real lives as well. Please do not owl the team about grading your assignment if less than two weeks have elapsed.

  3. If you believe that an assignment has been graded unfairly, please message Professor Kwan or Lily Lavender with the assignment ID. Please ensure your message is respectful or your request/appeal will be denied.

  4. If you have questions about the course content, please owl Professor Kwan or any of the Professors' Assistants (PAs)!

  5. Updated July 17th. DADA PA Applications are open! Please head to the PA applications newsroom if you are interested in applying.
Welcome, Third Years, to what will be your most difficult experience in defending against the Dark Arts yet. In prior years, we spent equal amounts of time focusing on spellwork and creatures. This year, our focus will be primarily on some of the Dark creatures that inhabit the world around us with…
Now that we are all loosened up and have faced whatever our deepest fears are, we can begin exploring the world and looking at the variety of creatures that inhabit it. Where possible, we will also be looking at aspects of how Muggles view these creatures since their folklore often times coincides …
Welcome back, students. I hope you all have been brushing up on your manners and gathering a stock of sesame and ginger. Though it is unlikely that you will ever come across a kappa in your life, it is always best to be prepared for the unexpected. Now, we will be leaving Japan and traveling to ano…
I hope you all enjoyed your experience with redcaps last week and found interesting places near you that a redcap might inhabit. Even though they may not be native to your area, depending on where in the world you come to this class from, it’s always beneficial to explore and discover. Knowle…
And so we have reached the week of your midterm exam. I hope that you all have studied up on your theoretical knowledge of the creatures that have been covered thus far as well as practiced how you would overcome them practically. Both skillsets will be an asset to you in order to complete your exa…
Welcome back, everyone! I hope you found your midterm to be adequately challenging and enjoyable to some extent. I felt that you all were more than prepared for some real practical experience and you all displayed a level of skill that thoroughly impressed me. Do not get lax, though. Just because y…
Welcome to the second lesson on vampires. If you remember from last lesson, we covered the bare essentials of what makes a vampire, we covered the origin and history of the vampire and the Italian vampire clan that divided and spread around the world, and then covered a massive event where Muggles …
And so we begin learning about our final creature for the course. For the next two lessons, we will be covering werewolves. As with vampires, there is a lot of information to cover, so we will be taking two lessons to discuss them. For the first time, information that is presented in Lesson 9 will …
I must admit, I am thrilled that all of you have done so well on your assignments thus far. I know I have presented a lot of information since the midterm, but hopefully you leave this classroom feeling more knowledgeable about the world around you and the ways in which people perceive our realitie…
Defense Against the Dark Arts Year Three will take us on a global expedition as we learn about the various Dark creatures that inhabit our world. We will be exploring what the creatures are and why they are considered Dark, covering a small amount of the lore that exists around them, and learning proper spells and techniques in order to defend ourselves against them.

Course Prerequisites:
  • DADA-201

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