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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

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by 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.

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1082 Student Reviews
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by Chareece T. on October 21, 2020
Very good information provided.
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by Ashanti R. on October 21, 2020
Lots of information to learn.
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by Farrik B. on October 21, 2020
Very informative. I enjoyed the information.
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by Joshua W. on October 20, 2020
Learned a lot! Great course but be careful with the trickiness of the wording on some of the questions!
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by Elizabeth C. on October 20, 2020
Super insightful and easy to follow! Learned a lot but was never stressed or confused!
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by Sabrina S. on October 19, 2020
The challenges and milestones were difficult. Need to read questions very carefully, kind of tricky, asking for the false or true statements.......
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by Maira C. on October 18, 2020
Alright, so Environmental Science is challenging. I've never done well in science and I'm truly surprised I did well. If you like science then this will be easy for you. Make sure to try the practice tests first. I think I did better just by doing them first. Make sure you pay attention and reread if you can't remember what you read. I'm really glad I tried this course through Sophia. Otherwise good luck.
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by Alexia Y. on October 18, 2020
Great class to take, very easy to follow the challenges and milestones. Take your time on the practice milestones as it helps prepare you for real milestones and final milestones.

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    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 is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    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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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • 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: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • 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.

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