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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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66 Student Reviews
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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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by Shannon S. on July 5, 2017
Lots of great information and the tutorials were very helpful and very well done.
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by Lisa W. on July 2, 2017
some of the videos and practice test were not available for downloading
Sophia replied on July 12, 2017

Hi Lisa - the Sophia Learning Coaches are also the first call for help for any technical issues with the course. Often, we can resolve the issue on the first call so you can have full access to all course resources. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Elizabeth M. on June 12, 2017
The fill in the blank questions are very difficult, especially when the answers may not be in all tutorials.
Sophia replied on June 12, 2017

Hi Elizabeth— Congratulations on your successful course completion! While the tutorials are designed to provide you with the information needed to answer the assessment questions, our Learning Coach team is here to assist you if you need further clarification about the questions or concepts. Congratulations again on earning these credits, and we hope to see you in a future Sophia course!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Tom R. on June 11, 2017
This was an okay course. The tutorials could have used written tutorials like some of the other Sophia course offer.
Sophia replied on June 12, 2017

Hi Tom— Congratulations on your successful course completion! While one instructor in each lesson has a transcript along with the video, we appreciate this feedback on how the course could be improved. Congratulations again on earning these credits!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach

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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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