- Both courses should be completed in your first year, one in the Fall term and one in the Winter term. For example, if you completed ARTS 130 in Fall, you should enrol in ARTS 140 in Winter, and vice versa.
- You can take them in any order, but only one Arts First course can be taken at a time.
- You cannot repeat an Arts First course if you have previously successfully completed it.
- Each section of ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 has a different topic, but the overall learning outcomes and goals are the same for all topics in each course.
To prepare to add ARTS 130 or ARTS 140 to your course schedule, follow the steps below BEFORE the Course Drop/Add period begins.
Note: Students co-registered at St. Jerome's (STJ) are encouraged to select a St. Jerome's (campus STJ) designated section (ARTS 130 sections 003 and 004, or ARTS 140 sections 001 and 002).
Step 1: Review the list of Arts First topics and note your top choices
- Review the upcoming term's Arts First topic descriptions for ARTS 130 or ARTS 140.
Arts First courses will mostly be offered in person in the Winter 2022 term, with a few online asynchronous sections reserved for students who are not able to come to campus. If you must study online only, please fill out the Arts First waitlist for online sections to request an override.
- Make a list of topics you're interested in.
WHY DO I NEED A LIST? You might not get into your first choice topic when you try to enrol, since a maximum of 25 students can enrol in each ARTS 130 or ARTS 140 section. Sections can fill up fast, so you will need to have some back-up options ready.
STEP 2: Add your Arts First course in Quest July 21 at 9:00 a.m. ET
For Fall 2022, Arts First courses will be available to add once new student enrolment begins on July 21 (returning students who still need to complete an Arts First course will be able to add ARTS 130 or ARTS 140 when their appointment time begins for the Drop/Add Period, either July 25 or 26).
Follow the steps below to add your Arts First topic:
1. Once logged into Quest, in the Enroll tab, click add.
2. a. Type the 4-digit class number (found in the Schedule of Classes) for your first choice topic into the “Enter Class Nbr” box, then click enter. If you don’t know the class number, follow step 2. b.
2. b. If you don’t know the class number, Click search under the Find Classes heading.
Enter “ARTS” in the Subject field and either “130” or “140” in the Course Number field, depending on which course you’d like to add.
If you use the 4-digit class number, your search results will list that specific topic section(s).
If you do a class search, your search results will list all topic sections.
Click the select button next to your preferred topic. Proceed with the next steps until you have the option to select finish enrolling.
A green checkmark will appear in the Status column if you’ve successfully enrolled in your preferred topic.
If a red X appears with an error message, it means the course wasn’t added successfully, and you’ll need to try adding a different topic.
3. To confirm you have successfully enrolled in ARTS 130 or ARTS 140, look back at your list of classes.
In this example, the student is enrolled in ARTS 130, class number 4179. From the Schedule of Classes they know that the topic title of class number 4179 is “Community for Mental Health."
Students co-registered at St. Jerome’s University:
You are encouraged to select a St. Jerome's (campus STJ) designated section (ARTS 130 sections 003 and 004, or ARTS 140 sections 001 and 002). For assistance, please email your academic advisor, Emily Litster.
Students co-registered at Renison University College:
- Social Development Studies (SDS) students and Honours Arts Co-op students (with an interest in majoring in SDS), please book an advising appointment with your academic advisor.
- Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business students, please book an advising appointment by emailing Jennifer Andrews-Coffey.
Need to make changes to your other classes in Quest? Use the swap function (screen recording) - it's the safest way to try to switch one class for another. You can also add classes (screen recording) if you don’t see all the courses you requested. Check the Quest Undergraduate students page for more helpful instructions.