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NORTHERN LIGHTS, UKAHALA–Class is back in session!  Read on to learn all about the classes that RFCP University has had to offer! Written by Maj. Arne and Cmdr. Prior.

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RFCP University, or RFCP-U for short, is one of the army’s many fun divisions, and one of only two open to the non-enlisted public! It was founded on January 9th, 2020, and hosted its first class one week later. This is our first ever blog about RFCP-U, though, and we intend to introduce all this institute of learning has provided our server.

I personally have delved once or twice into RFCP-U’s curriculum (by contributing to a detailed Bumble ancestors timeline), and can attest it’s a cool way to learn about our culture as an army. So I was asked to do some fun research, and compile all the policies and every single class taught to this day into one place so you too can learn about RFCP-U!

The Policies

On January 9th, 2020, Commander Prior Bumble released the plans for RFCP University along with revealing the very first four classes!  Similar to real university classes, each had its own lecture as well as a final exam that, upon passing, would award the soldier with credits toward earning an RFCP-U degree.

There were originally 3 departments: Warfare (WRFR), History (HST), and Culture (CLTR). All focused on RFCP and Club Penguin Armies education–what does effective CPA warfare look like (WRFR)? What happened during the early days of RFCP’s founding (HST)? What elements define RFCP’s familial culture (CLTR)? Then, in May 2020, a fourth department was added–Penguin Latin (PENGL), dedicated exclusively to teaching our army’s unique language. Recently, there have been talks about adding a fifth department, Constitutional Law (CNLW), to train lawyers of our Constitution. We’ll keep you posted!

RFCP-U offers 3 degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate.

“Bachelor’s,” “Master’s,” or “Doctorate” will fill in the blanks of these degrees, accordingly. Degrees came with new perks, but also new mandates:

Bachelor’s

Pass at least 3 classes, including from at least 2 different departments.

  • Gives you a personalized degree
  • Earns you an RFCP-U Graduate Discord role
  • Awards one-time payment of $500 BB
  • Is required to become an Officer

Master’s

Pass at least 5 classes, including from at least 3 departments.

  • Gives you a new personalized degree
  • Earns you access to a private channel called #scholars-lounge
  • Awards one-time payment of $500 BB
  • Is required to become a General

Doctorate

Pass at least 8 classes, including at least one from every department.

  • Gives you a new, premium degree
  • Enables you to be referred to as “Dr.” after you retire if you prefer
  • Your name is listed on the website
  • Awards one-time payment of $500 BB
  • Permits you to TEACH an RFCP-U class as a Professor, earning $600 BB a class and the Professor role on Discord
  • Bestows editing perms on the RFCP wiki

If someone feels they know enough to be exempt from this requirement, they may request a 1 on 1 test with Prior Bumble to see if they place out.

The degree is then signed by the Commander and the Dean.

Speaking of, the first Dean appointed by Prior Bumble remains the current Dean–former Commissar Redovyco, now addressed as Dr. Red. Having completed his thesis in RFCP History with a focus on the People’s Republic Army, Dr. Red is an intellectual passionate about teaching and archiving. Archiving, in fact, is one of the University’s missions as well.

The Classes

Name: WRFR 102: Allied and Enemy Leaders
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
January 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: Prior’s chart (below)
Course Description:
This course will go over the political atmosphere in which RFCP resides, with emphasis on who the key players are in all relevant foreign entities. Prior Bumble’s relationships with them, and his strategic negotiations with them, will be examined

An artifact for the first RFCP-U class. Some things here have clearly changed, but this document for the most part upholds surprisingly well.

Name: HST 3100: Warring with Limes
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
January 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: “4-4 in the War of Smoke and Sour!”, History of RFCP Chapters 5 and 7, The Treaty of Smog and Citrus
Course Description:
This course examines the three international conflicts RFCP had with the Lime Green Army, from the War of Smoke and Sour to the Whack-A-Mole War

Name: CLTR 101: Culture and Crossroads
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
January 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: “Something I Never Wanted to Write”, “The Flower of Forgetfulness”, “Four Commanders that Inspire Prior’s Leadership”
Course Description:
This class will examine how RFCP built such a unique culture, especially when it was faced with crossroads and decisions. It will go over all of RFCP’s non-militant events like the Feddies and the funeral of Col. Boi. It will also scrutinize traits of the army that have led others to calling it a cult.

Name: HST 4000: Introduction to the PRA
Instructor:
Dean Redovyco
Offered:
January 19, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: CollinZfresh’s CPA Wiki Page, PRA’s original website, PRA’s revival website, An alternative PRA revival, Exchange on Blackburnt’s (contemporary of CollinZfresh) army website, CPSB website
Course Description:
This course will educate students on Prior Bumble’s first army from 2008. It will include details on CollinZfresh, Prior’s service in the army, and OG Club Penguin warfare

Name: WRFR 4100: Errors and Executions
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
January 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: Watch https://youtu.be/dqlf3CWu_zo
Course Description:
Students will examine what makes a battle “look” strong, and what mistakes can lead to downfall in combat. Key tactics that RFCP have used will be studied, including ones that were memed or controversial.

Name: CLTR 2010: Penguin Latin / PENGL 100: Penguin Latin Overview (cross-listed)
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
January 22, 2020
Required Reading: “Penguin Latin”, RFCP Nation page (Penguin Latin section), “So Much Has Happened…” (Prior Bumble Goes to the Desert section), and start your own journal of Penguin Latin with a lexicon,
Course Description:
This course will go over the lore behind Penguin Latin, including fact versus legend. It will familiarize students with every known phrase, and significant uses of the language in RFCP history and culture.

Name: WRFR 4000: Red Wave
Instructor:
Dean Redovyco
Offered:
January 24, 2020
Required Reading: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbW4cbxuZZo
Course Description: Learn RFCP’s signature tactic. Our class objective will be accomplished by discussing the origins of Red Wave (which was codenamed Crimson Tide), studying videos of it performed, and going online and practicing it as a practical evaluation.

Name: HST 101: RFCP Origins
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
January 24, 2020
Required Reading: History of RFCP, Chapters 1-3, “The Treaty of Soap”, “The Great Schism”, “The Battle of the Berg”
Course Description: This course will examine the circumstances that gave birth to the RFCP, as well as its earliest events such as the Mopia Conflict and the Great Schism. Origins of key symbols and identities will also be discussed.

Name: HST 1260: History of the Servers: From Northern Lights to Mammoth
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
February 17, 2020
Required Reading: “Know Your Homeland: An Overview of RFCP’s Sixteen Servers”
Course Description:
This course will study the individual histories of the territories under RFCP’s jurisdiction, including modern history, details of acquisition, and older CPA activity which took place on these lands. Historic capitals, major events, and the theory of server control will be examined.

Name: HST 9420: Omega Security
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
April 13, 2020
Required Reading: “Latest Events and Server Wars”, “Command Room Gains Outside Hire”
Course Description:
Learn about the first organization ever to work with and recognize RFCP in its infancy. This secret organization is not an army! What’s the story with RFCP’s relationship with them?

Name: CLTR 6969: RFCP Memes
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, Shallissa
Offered:
April 13, 2020
Required Reading: None
Course Description: What are RFCP’s iconic copypastas, memes, and authors thereof? What do those memes have to do with our culture? The most famous media will be covered.

Name: PENGL 101: Conversational Basics | LAB: PENGL 102
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, rosaferri
Offered:
May 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. EST, LAB at 7:45 p.m. EST | Again on June 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: Lexicon of Penguin Latin
Course Description: Learn to hold conversations in Penguin Latin and understand its linguistic theory. Rather than focusing on the culture of Penguin Latin, this course will exclusively teach the vocabulary, phonics, and translations necessary to use the language. The LAB for this class, PENGL 102, will advance comprehension and fluency in Penguin Latin. The class will look at how to combine words to make new meanings and shed light on connotations and metaphors. The LAB is a mandatory partner to this class and together they will equal one course’s credits’ worth.

Name: CLTR 909: Coding
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, JustinTFC
Offered:
May 17, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: None
Course Description: The modern Club Penguin world is full of computer coding! Learn how to code and use HTML.

Name: CLTR 7500: The Psychology of Prior Bumble
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, Shallissa
Offered:
June 4, 2020
Required Reading: Prior Bumble CPA Wiki page, especially the quotes
Course Description: This course will examine Prior Bumble’s psyche. It will offer an overview of psychological characteristics, including the heartwarming and the controversial. His fatherly, hotheaded, and serious natures will be discussed, as well as the ways he has been compared to Elmikey. The class will seek to understand him rather than judge him, acknowledging motivations, his personal background, and case studies that illustrate who he is.

Name: CLTR 555: Trolling License Seminar
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, Coolj
Offered:
June 12, 2020
Required Reading: None
Course Description: This course will go over how to troll, stand up for yourself, grow some balls, and how to beat a troll.

Completing this class immediately rendered the student this permit. Just for fun, of course. No genuine intent to use hurtful words is allowed in RFCP!

Name: WRFR 4200: How to Lead with Speed
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, HamsterloverL
Offered:
July 19, 2020 9:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: None
Course Description: Learn to get orders out without pause and lead the most efficiently. Practical exam.

Name: CLTR 1111: RFCP in the Real World
Instructor:
Prof. Prior Bumble
Offered:
August 25, 2020
Required Reading: “RFCP Raises $222 for Coronavirus Relief”, “HISTORIC AND BREAKING! The “ECHO” Established on RFCP’s One-Year Anniversary”, “Soldiers Celebrate RFCP Anniversary Week with Real Life Monuments!”
Course Description: In this class, we will study times RFCP was more than a digital organization and transcended into real life. This includes RFCP responding to real-life needs, expressing itself in the real world, and establishing a future of real-world relevance.

Name: CLTR 8675: Online Safety
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, JustinTFC
Offered:
November 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: The #resources channel under Support in the RFCP Discord
Course Description: Learn how to be safe online, how to securely interact with others and protect your information (such as with a VPS), and what to do when something doesn’t seem quite right. RFCP cares about you.

Name: WRFR 2021: Recruiting without Flash
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, Anilia
Offered:
January 14, 2021
Required Reading: The #resources channel under Support in the RFCP Discord
Course Description: Just because Flash stops doesn’t mean we stop! Learn to recruit for RFCP in other ways besides on Club Penguin.

Name: HST 7007: The Lineage of Prior Bumble
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, Arne
Offered:
January 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: “Official Tree of the Bumble Bloodline” and all ancestor stories from the blog (Hamilton, Eugegard, Woodrow Bumble, etc.)
Course Description: This course will study the patriarchal line of Prior Bumble from his spiritual father, CollinZfresh, to military ancestors before that, all the way to the Grey Bears of Int’ai’uto.

Name: CLTR 998: The RFCP Constitution I [There have been talks of opening a law school, in which case this course would be cross-listed]
Instructor:
Guest Lecturer, Anilia
Offered:
February 27, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Required Reading: The Constitution of the RFCP (no Amendments)
Course Description: This course will dissect the RFCP Constitution–its objectives, powers, and rights bestowed–and allow for open discussion. This class focuses only on the original Constitution. Amendments will be examined in The RFCP Constitution II.

Class is in Session!

All classes, as shown below, require you to register your enrollment.

Classes tend to include a syllabus at the beginning outlining how the next hour of class will look for the students. The, the presiding Professor holds office hours for about 30 minutes after class concludes to answer any questions. Having TAs are also possible, but so far there have been none.

The class policies always include raising hands if you have a question, encouraging notetaking, and enforcing an honor-system for the closed-book, closed-note exam at the end.

Attendance is checked at the end of class, too!

Some classes are very serious, such as the shockingly deep analysis of the organization labeled Omega Security, but sometimes the University allows informal, silly lessons as well.

When retired Brigadier Rose became passionate about Penguin Latin (the official language of RFCP), she decided to teach basic Penguin Latin. It also inspired Prior to begin periodic classes on Intermediate Penguin Latin.  These lessons brought the deep culture of the Great Grey Bears to the entire army. This is a great example of how RFCP-U takes pre-existing passions and makes curriculums out of them!

Classes were not always straightforward lectures and exams, as you may have observed.  After a month-long hiatus, the RFCP-U semester of July 2020 would greet us with a class on How to Lead with Speed. In this class, besides memorizing formations and battle tactics, there was a physical exam where soldiers had to successfully lead the army for 10 minutes straight! A similar class to this was the Red Wave class, also ending in a practical evaluation.

The #rfcp-u chat also hosted a live reading of the RFCP History page of the blog with book club styled discussion!  Prior Bumble prompted questions to the soldier body for five days straight after each chapter of the history.  

Graduation

Of course, none of us can forget the first RFCP-U Graduation, where Michelle Obama gave the commencement speech.

In this first RFCP-U ceremony, the following degrees were awarded:

Doctorate: HamsterLover, Pixie Masters: ShyGuy, CC, Sillabye Bachelor’s: Anilia, Coolj, Pancake, Liam, LilCoffeeBean

Graduation

Conclusion

The history of the RFCP University is as deep as the history of RFCP itself.  Each semester proves that RFCP-U remains an important part of RFCP culture, educating our soldiers about the customs of our great army. 

All classes are pinned in the #rfcp-u channel if you want to refresh or take the class remotely (you will still have to pass an evaluation from a Professor if you want the credit towards the degree). There will be many more classes in the future as well, and students can expect some of the ones above they may have missed to be repeated, so keep an eye out!

What RFCP-U classes have YOU attended?  What classes would YOU look forward to?  Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts!

Editor’s Note: This is a live post that will be updated as more classes are added past the posting date. Many thanks to our great teachers and to Arne for his research!

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