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
<br>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
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.