I took this course in Fall 2017 with Philippa Carter.
Attendance/Participation 15% (lowest dropped)
Collaborative Tests 2x20%
Take-Home Exam 35%
9/11 Conspiracies & Antisemitism
Close Encounters & Alien Abductions
The readings for this course are all online journals so it's all free! There is no actual textbook for this course.
Quizzes are online and are really simple and straightforward. They're all from the readings. You can easily get 10/10 on the quizzes.
Carter decided she wanted both online and in-class tutorials. On-line tutorials had a weekly discussion board on Avenue. I personally was in an in-class tutorial and we got a mark just for showing up to tutorial and signing our name on the attendance sheet - even if we only came for the last 10 mins. Again, very easy to get full marks for this.
The essays were supposed to be 900-1100 words long and we were allowed to collaborate with others and use the same ideas. The essay topics were very open and also very interesting. She usually gave us a week to do them. I can't speak for other TAs but my TA was very fair with marking.
Carter gave us 4 essay questions of which we only had to answer 3 (500-700 words each question). The questions were based on the assigned journal readings which weren't too difficult to do.
Overall: Definitely an easy class. Carter makes the class very entertaining and also very interesting. If you want something with a light course load and a course unlike any other then take this class! You can easily get above a 10 with little effort.