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Welcome to HOL Charms!

Avada kedavra!

Scared? Should be...


Goals for this class

In first place, I must mention that eating cereal is NOT one of the goals. But yes, to learn about magic, the different kinds of charms, their characteristics, and when and when NOT to use them.
The correct way to cast a spell using the best tool we wizards have: the wand.
And not less important, all about CURSES!!!



Prof. Ulol Kimil's Charms book coverIf you have an e-reader, smart phone, or tablet, you can download all the lessons from here. Take note that homework and extra credit are not included.


Welcome to Charms

First of all, let me start with some background.

I am Prof. Tarma Amelia Black, and I am currently teaching Prof. Ulol Kimil's class while he is training Hippogriffs. This class was originally taught by Prof. Olivia Rictusempra; he got it from her, and I'm place-holding it for him while he's off sweating in the jungle.

Charms is one of the most important branches of Magic. Cast a spell involves a deep knowledge and years of practice. It is not just about shouting weird words, you must shout them in a certain way and with all your will, and sometimes, using the proper instruments to help the charm to get its objective.

So we have a long way to learn the basics of Charms. I hope you enjoy it.

Class Information and Rules

All the lessons and assignments are up now. You may hand in your assignments ahead of time (but not before term starts on September 1st) but must hand them in in order — Lesson 1, Lesson 2, etc.

To receive a QUILL for this class, you must complete 3 of the 4 assignments AND the final exam with no less than 150 points.

Each assignment is due at the end of its month except for the Term Exam, e.g., Assignment 1 is due at the end of September, Assignment 2 is due at the end of October, Assignment 3 is due at the end of November, Assignment 4 is due at the end of December, and the Term Exam is due by January 15th.

If you need an extension for any of the Assignments, please ask for one before its due date. Send me an HOL Message or an email at the class address specifying for which assignment you want an extension... and for which class!

If for accessibility reasons you can't complete an assignment, please just let me know and an alternative can be worked out.

Charms Schedule

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Charms

Lesson 2 - Magical Abilities

Lesson 3 - The Wand

Lesson 4 - Familiarity and Unforgivable Curses

Final Exam
January 15th

All credit for design and redesign of this class goes to Prof. Cosmo B. Mott who courageously took on the charms, curses, countercurses and hexes that Prof. Ulol Kimil had placed on the class and reformatted to something safer for me to use. HA HA Ulol, I didn't blow up! :D