How many courses should I take in first year university?

whatsthat
Posted: 7:05AM May 31, 2011 UTC
I'm going into UBC arts and I dunno how many courses would be good to take as I am not used to the system
I don't want to take too much that I will end up stressed and fail one of them but I don't want to take too little that I will have a hard time catching up later on. :S
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Anonymous
Posted: 7:05AM May 31, 2011 UTC
Ten 3 credit courses (five per term) is what they expect most Arts students to take. I took nine in first year (I had some transfer credit from high school), so I took 5 in first term, 4 in second term and felt I had easily enough time to do everything. Remember, you need 120 credits to graduate, so four years of 30 credits is the perfect amount.

Edit. I may be wrong about this, but I hear they may also cap the amount of credits you can take each year at UBC to 30. If you want to take more, I think you have to request it.
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mynameismattgotmlgo
Posted: 7:06AM June 01, 2011 UTC
http://www.studentawards.com/Forum.aspx?g=posts&t=6057
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Anonymous
Posted: 7:06AM June 01, 2011 UTC
Uh, take 100% of whatever a full course load is for you...
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inthemaking
Posted: 7:06AM June 01, 2011 UTC
Take a normal full courseload. Usually it's 10 courses/year (5 courses/sem).
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