How to register for FHIS courses on Workday

Extra steps are required to access the full catalogue of courses offered by the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) on UBC Workday Student.

Step 6 is especially important, but following all of these steps will smoothen the registration process.

Step 1: Go to your Academics app

  1. Log into your Workday account at
  2. Click the “Academics” tab in the “Your Top Apps” menu on the right side of the page.

Step 2: Find course sections

  1. Click the “Registration & Courses” tab in the top menu.
  2. On the “Registration” menu to the very right, click the “Find Course Sections” link.

Step 3: Pick your academic year

In the pop up menu, pick the term you want to find course sections for:

  1. Click the “Start Date within” field.
  2. If you are creating a saved schedule for the upcoming year, select ‘Future Periods’.
    • Tip: choose the correct campus. For example, if you are taking courses in the Vancouver Campus, select ‘(UBC-V)‘.

Step 4: Pick your term

  1. Select the academic term you are creating your schedule for.
    • Tip: select the term(s), not the session. Selecting “session” will not yield results at this time.

Step 5: Pick your academic level

In the pop up menu, pick the academic level you are searching for:

  1. Click the “Academic Level” field.
  2. Select ‘Undergraduate’ or ‘Graduate’ from the list.
  3. Do not select ‘Academic Level Not Applicable’. This will result in an error.
  4. Click the orange “OK” button to move on to the next step.

Step 6: Search your course code

In the search bar:

  1. Type your course code of interest (e.g. “FREN”). Do not search by subject (e.g. “French”), as this will not yield accurate results. Example:
    • Incorrect search term: “French”
    • Correct search term: “FREN” or “FREN_V”
  • List of FHIS course codes:
    • FREN = French
    • SPAN = Spanish
    • ITAL = Italian
    • PORT = Portuguese
    • RMST = Romance Studies
    • CTLN = Catalan
    • ASTU = Arts Studies
    • MDVL = Medieval Studies
  • Tip: Add “_V” after the course code to ensure that your search displays courses offered in UBC Vancouver campus. UBC Okanagan courses will end with “_O”.

Correct search:

Incorrect search:

Step 7: Filter your search results

  1. Use search filters on the left to narrow your results. You can filter by campus, course level, course subject, number of credits, delivery mode, and instructional format.
  2. Click the box next to the filter you want to apply. Your search results will be automatically updated.

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