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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

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to American Sentinel University
  • 3 semester credits at American Sentinel University
  • American Sentinel University Equivalency: Global Awareness/Behavioral and Social Science/Science/Mathematics/Information Technology Elective

Category: Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology

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Description

Environmental Science

Course Description
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.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe environmental science
  • Use and interpret graphs and charts
  • Apply the principles of earth science, ecology, and conservation
  • Identify the impacts of development, agriculture, and waste
  • Analyze environmental issues, policies, and solutions

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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141 Student Reviews
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by Corbin B. on May 22, 2020
Completely fake "science".
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by Adena J. on May 22, 2020
I hate science but this was very informational and was easy to understand.
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by Graham H. on May 21, 2020
I'm taking both English Composition 1 as well as this course Environmental Science and it's funny seeing how differently each is structured to fit the preconceived agenda. English is based on facts and if you spread bias or falsehoods, society naturally condemn you. But this course uses bias and persuasive language without presenting both sides in an objective manner, but no one spots the bias as easily because it's hidden under the guise of science. This course presents one side of an argument, and is particularly easy to complete if you agree with that side, but you won't actually learn the facts.
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by Jamie A. on May 21, 2020
Great course, easy to follow along with.
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by Adrian J. on May 21, 2020
There needs to be more vocabulary words in the glossary. Also some of the wordings can be improved to be more precise on the meanings. Also could also use more examples.
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by Dara C. on May 21, 2020
This course was difficult but I learned value information. Very well presented and informative.
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by Joshua T. on May 21, 2020
I really enjoyed the structure of this course. It focused in on key information and avoided redundancy. The way it was set up eased the learning process and the practices established confidence for the milestones.
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by Krishnee N. on May 21, 2020
Great class. amazing content and easy presentation! Thank you.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

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    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.