Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Muggle Studies
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||Wizarding view of Muggle life|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|
Muggle Studies, an optional course, is the Wizarding view of how Muggles live, and the techniques they use to circumvent their lack of magic.
This course is apparently taught by Charity Burbage for the first six years that Harry is in school. The course, specifically designed to teach Wizards how to get along with Muggles. will be required for any Wizarding career which involves liaison with Muggles. including, almost certainly, Ministry jobs.
After Professor Burbage's disappearance, it is taught by a Death Eater, Alecto Carrow, under whose guidance the course seems to have become a diatribe against Muggles, in the best propaganda tradition, teaching how non-Magical people are dirty and behave like animals.
Hermione takes this course in her third year at Hogwarts. As Hermione is Muggle-born, it seems unlikely that she would need to learn about Muggles; but it seems her intent is to learn about how Wizards see and interact with Muggles, rather than to learn about Muggles as such. At the end of this year, despite achieving a mark of over three hundred percent for the course, she decides to drop the course so as to have a humanly possible course load.