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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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182 Student Reviews
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by Suryanarayana A. on August 15, 2019
Amazing course!
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by Edward F. on August 11, 2019
A fairly straight forward class. It does become repetitive at times and the situational questions are also annoying but the course is easy if you pay attention.
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by Iris H. on August 8, 2019
Great information was able to recall information learned in school. Tutorials are ok.
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by Friceline C. on August 6, 2019
great course
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by John H. on July 28, 2019
Challenging make sure you watch the videos or you will fail this course. final exam easy chapter exams hard.
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by Becky R. on July 28, 2019
Very informative course. The layout of the information and how it was presented, made it enjoyable to take the course.
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by Gar M. on July 24, 2019
The environmental course was challenging but you get to learn a lot. Sophia staff is also very professional and helpful. This course is not a walkover, you have to study to pass it.
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by Samantha M. on July 21, 2019
This is one of the worst classes I have taken through Sophia. This is a HIGHLY technical course with a lot of terminology and language that requires some time to process. As a set back for the student, there is no glossary, no highlighted vocabularly terms, and the tutorials are basically minutes on minutes of a pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation. It made the material dry, hard to navigate, overwhelming, boring, and frankly... uninspiring. Would highly recommend doing a different course via Sophia and taking environmental sciences through a different institution.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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