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whatsthat
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:24:56 PM
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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
jp004303
#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:32:24 PM
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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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#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:39:06 AM
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:46:22 AM
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Uh, take 100% of whatever a full course load is for you...
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:56:16 AM
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Take a normal full courseload. Usually it's 10 courses/year (5 courses/sem).
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