Step-by-Step Registration Process

Students simply register as they would for any other UBC course – online registration on their Registration Date (in June), inputting their course choices on the SSC (Student Service Centre).  The SSC is filled with info concerning registration, including Sample Timetables and Course Planning and Advising, as well as FAQ’s and Video Tutorials. For example, when you have your UBC Student Number you can log onto the SSC and create some draft timetables to have queued and ready for registration day.


Registering for Arts One is easy:
–  one lecture (ARTS.001A.00A)
–  one seminar (LA1, LA2, LA3, LA4, or LA5). You choose which seminar you prefer.


So, for example, let’s say you choose seminar LA1. Here’s what your Arts One timetable will look like:

  • Arts One Lecture (course # ARTS.001A.00A). It will be on Mondays, 10am-12pm. Team-taught, so the profs take turns each week giving a lecture. This is where one of the books will be introduced.
  • Seminar LA1 (course # ARTS.001A.LA1).  The seminars take place twice a week for 90mins each, and are led by an Arts One professor. This is where you will have in-depth discussions about the topic introduced in lecture.
  • Tutorial will be you and three Arts One students meet with your professor once a week for one hour. The day and time will be decided by you and your prof when classes begin in September. This will be where students receive feedback about their papers.

That’s it. Each week in Arts One = one lecture, two seminars, and a tutorial.

Arts One achieves 18 credits, allowing for an additional 12 credits of electives which are chosen from any of the courses available to first-year students. Arts One is the equivalent of three 6-credit courses streamlined into a nice compact timetable. (which also means not doing course work for three separate 6-credit courses. And not have three separate exams; no final exam in Arts One).

Prior to June, you can reserve your seat in Arts One by filling out a short form HERE !  Simply ensure that you meet the minimum requirements and, even if you think you don’t, there is a good chance that you will still be able to take the course (see requirements).

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Click here to watch a video on how to register for courses on SSC.