Hmm, "providing" such a farce is bad enough, but in a graduate level course? And getting credit for the course without doing anything! What a sham!
It was the professors first and only semester at the university. The dean felt he had to do something for the class members who had spent so many hours, slogging though the equation proof, not to mention the tuition and fees, thus credit for three semester hours but no grade as he had nothing to rate our work on and the professor had already left town.