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Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Sophia's Environmental Science course will help you develop an understanding of the scientific principles and processes that shape our environment, as well as the impact of human activities. You will apply knowledge of a wide range of environmental issues and policies in context, exploring topics such as natural resources, endangered species, pollution, and climate change. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model features multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Environmental Science course teaches you about human impacts on the natural world. You will apply knowledge of a wide range of environmental issues in context, exploring topics such as natural resources, endangered species, pollution, and climate change. 

In Sophia's Environmental Science course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments, tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe Environmental Science
  • Apply Principles of Earth Science, Ecology, and Conservation
  • Articulate Impacts of Development, Agriculture, and Waste
  • Analyze Environmental Issues, Policies, and Solutions

Reviews

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118 Student Reviews
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by Susan L. on February 8, 2019
Very informative!
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by Gila H. on January 29, 2019
Great class for an overall view of Environmental Sciences. Keep in mind read the entire unit material before taking quizzes.
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by cora m. on January 28, 2019
it would be nice to download the videos as a group bu instructor
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by Alexis H. on January 24, 2019
I found this class extremely hard. Trying to find the answers were not easy and there were even some times where I couldn't find the answers to the section quizzes and had to just guess. The instructors in this class spoke so low it was hard to hear and understand. Even with my volume turned all the way up, I struggled to hear. Thank goodness I passed the class and the Proctor as I had very little faith. I'm glad this is not the first Sophia class I've taken as this would've deterred me from using Sophia.
Sophia replied on January 25, 2019

Congratulations on another successful course completion! We do encourage our students to reach out to us (via phone, email or Live Chat) if there are questions or concepts that don't make sense to them. We have a team behind this online course just for that type of support. We hope to see you again in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Grissell F. on January 23, 2019
This course was actually very easy and fun! Sophia makes it so easy to follow! Can't wait to take another class on Sophia!!
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by Annette C. on January 15, 2019
The course was great, but I had issues with getting connected to Proctor U. It took forever to get started with the exam.
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by Isabella A. on January 10, 2019
Educational course with great instruction tutorials!
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by Tomasz M. on January 7, 2019
I really enjoyed it. It was easy, fun and quick one to complete

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