Degrees, Limited Courses, and Old Courses
If you look at various member dossiers, you may notice that some members have items displayed in their Shadow Academy portion that you can't find on the Shadow Academy site. These items are Dark Side Degrees, Limited Courses, and Old/Removed Courses. This page explains briefly what each of these are for your reference.
1 - Degrees
The degrees come in two categories: service and academic. You can find all the information at this wiki article.
2 - Limited Courses
Limited Courses are courses that are offered semi-regularly, depending upon the schedule of the course instructor. These are the courses that can earn you a Dark Sage degree. Currently, the only course offered under this program is the Advanced Writing course by Oberst. This particular course is offered approximately twice a year and you must sign up for one of the limited spots in the class. Watch the news page for announcements as to when sign ups are being taken.
3 - Old/Removed Courses
From time to time, courses are removed from the Shadow Academy for one reason or another. However, the courses are not removed from the database and they will still show up on the dossiers of people who took and passed them. Some of these course are, however, still available as reference files, though the information may be outdated. Currently, the following courses are no longer offered (reasons provided in parenthesis):If you have any questions, please e-mail the Headmaster.
- Dark Jedi Meditation (plagarism issues with notes)
- PHP Programming (lack of interest)
- ASP Programming (lack of interest)
- Safe Computing (lack of interest)
- Leadership Applications (merged with Leadership Studies)
- Leadership Proposals (lack of interest)
- Photoshop Studies (lack of interest)
- Starfighter Tactics (old and outdated)
- Imperial Starfighter Technology and Engineering [ISET] (replaced by Starfighter Studies)
- Enemy Starfighter Technology and Engineering [ESET] (replaced by Starfighter Studies)
- Marksmanship (merged with Weapons Basics)
- AIM Studies (lack of interest)
- MSN Messenger Studies (lack of interest)
- ICQ Studies (lack of interest)
- Test of Agility (merged into Test of Power)
- Test of Endurance (merged into Test of Power)
- Advanced Poetry (merged into Poetry Studies)
- Advanced Test of Wisdom (merged into Test of Wisdom)
- Weapons Basics (upgraded into Combat Tactics I/II)
- Conflict Mediation (merged with Leadership Studies)