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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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125 Student Reviews
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by TyQuan T. on February 28, 2019
Great course!
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by Dennis M. on February 27, 2019
ok course. There is a lot of information but the proctored exam is fine
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by Tyler R. on February 25, 2019
The material was very easy to understand. I also learned a few nuggets of information throughout that I will never forget. This was a 4 milestones course with 1 proctored exam at the end. Finished in 13 days.
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by Sherry L. on February 24, 2019
Information and insightful. Jensen's videos were very helpful.
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by Adam M. on February 24, 2019
While this was a simple course, there is a very clear bias toward inconclusive science regarding climate change. But, it is credit and it's super simple so I'd suggest just listening to the garbage and answering the questions as they teach them, even if the teaching is questionable.
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by Sarah T. on February 21, 2019
I learned several different scientific and political aspects of environmental science and found this course to be quick and painless!
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by Erin D. on February 18, 2019
This course was easy to follow! I like having the option to select different instructors for different topics within the main topic. I found this a great option for zipping through this class so I can get that much closer to completing my degree!
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by Susan L. on February 8, 2019
Very informative!

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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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