She despises the class structure for this term and has no shortage of comments she'd like to make - but she'll keep it professional, however much she would like to do otherwise. Classes simply do not work like this, and no amount of effort on the professor's part is going to be able to prepare the students for their futures with them all crammed together. She hates that the students have to be involved in something so...idiotic, but she expects the stupidity of the decision will make itself clear soon enough. "Welcome, first years...and second and third years. Some of you will have already covered material we're going to go over this term, and for others we may cover material that is more advanced than you should be learning. This is to be expected, so don't be discouraged if some of the topics are much easier for some and much more difficult for others. Let's start off by discussing what the dark arts are and why there's a need for a class in defense of them. Who'd like to begin?"