Step-by-step, How to Register for Arts One


This year registration for first-year students begins June 20, 2017.  No one can register for Arts One prior to June 20.

Students simply register as they would for any other UBC course – online registration on their Registration Date, 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.


On registering for Arts One, you must choose a lecture and a seminar (aside from any electives). Based on your field of interest, you will choose either Group A ‘Knowledge and Power’ (ARTS.001A), or Group B ‘Authority and Resistance’ (ARTS.001B). Once you have chosen the lecture, you must then choose one of the seminars for Group A (LA1 to LA5) or Group B (LB1 to LB4) accordingly.

For example, if you pick the ‘Authority and Resistance’ theme, in Dr. John Barker’s seminar you will register for ARTS.001B and seminar LB1 (ARTS.001B.LB1), and your timetable will include the following:

  • one Arts One Group B lecture each Monday at 12pm.
  • the LB1 seminar with Professor Barker twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
  • the smaller tutorial group (four students) once a week for one hour, day and time decided by you and your professor when classes begin in September.


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 hundreds of courses available to all first-year mainstream students.


2017W timetable overviews for

ARTS.001A.00A  ‘Knowledge and Power’    and
ARTS.001B.00B  ‘Authority and Resistance’


If you have questions about registering for Arts One send us an email: