The course COMP 910 is a device called a “module course” that permits a student to take part of a course for part of the credit.
A student who is familiar with the content of part of a course, but not the whole course, is not forced to choose between omitting the course and taking all of it. This helps a student with better than minimum preparation to make room for more advanced courses in the student’s area of interest.
The decision to create a module of a course belongs to the instructor of the full course. The student should begin by contacting the instructor to negotiate what the module(s) should cover. The instructor should communicate the decision to the Associate Chairman for Academic Affairs before the end of the first week of classes.
Establishment of a module and registration for it must be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Chairman for Academic Affairs and the Department Registrar. (The Associate Chairman and Registration Coordinator do not approve or disapprove the instructor’s decision, but they must coordinate with the Registrar’s office to establish the module, and given the primitive computing support there, this must be handled on a case-by-case basis.)