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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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70 Student Reviews
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by Michelle G. on October 30, 2017
I really enjoyed the content of this course and learned quite a bit. The only drawback I feel the course had is that it didn't have the Sophia Tutorials like other courses I've taken. I don't absorb as well watching videos as I do with reading but I still enjoyed the course overall.
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by tyhisha d. on October 21, 2017
great. thank you Sophia I will recommend your college. please send results to my school thank you
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by Billie D. on October 12, 2017
Instructors were great , enjoyed this course
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by Jan L. on August 13, 2017
Each instructor gave slightly different information, which caused confusion. Some of the questions were poorly worded and partial credit should be given for multiple choice answers
Sophia replied on August 15, 2017

Congratulations Jan on successfully completing the course! We always encourage our learners to contact us with questions or if they come upon any areas of confusion. Our team is here so our learners don't go through an online course without direct support. We hope to see you in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Amy E. on July 12, 2017
I love enviro science and this class was exactly what I needed to feed my brain!
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by Shade J. on July 9, 2017
Pretty good course. I felt there could have been more options for learning styles as for some sections there were only two and the written tutorial wasn't available for all topics. Luckily, the only instructor to cover all topics worked well with my learning/note taking style but other learners might not have been so lucky.
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by Leah D. on July 9, 2017
Easy to follow, and I was able to learn a lot ina short period of time.
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by Magdalena H. on July 9, 2017
Love the tutorials. Thank you.

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