This semester I need to take a course that is offered in two sections, one of which will be taught by my M.Sc. thesis advisor.
The problem is that I personally prefer to take the course with the other professor instead of my advisor because:
- The teaching quality of my advisor is not as good as the other professor.
- If I take the course with my current advisor, the TAs would be my labmates, and it makes me a little nervous that my grades and activities be exposed to them (and also to the professor).
I want to know generally: is it OK to not take a course with your advisor, especially if that course is the main focus of your lab and your work.