I'm currently in my first semester pursuing a PhD in Computer Science.
I am taking the AI course. I need X hours/week to do well in this course. My other courses only take Y hours/week. I am considering dropping this elective course so that I can devote X more hours/week to my research. Do you think this is a good idea?
Thanks for your advice,
Note: Most likely your advisor will support you if you want to spend time on research. But they may know something you did not tell us on Stack Exchange. If your advisor says no, you can still tell them you have decided to drop the course.