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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 Strayer University
  • 4.5 quarter credits at Strayer University
  • Strayer University Equivalency: Environmental Science (SCI 200)

Category: Math/Natural Science

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Accepted for transfer by Strayer University.

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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.

by Rodney C. on February 23, 2021
WOW.. this was intense, but very informative course. Thank you.
by Edward L. on February 23, 2021
Solid course. Memorization is all you need. No formulas or theories.
by Marcia G. on February 23, 2021
This course was so hard, I barely made it through, but I am so very grateful to have a chance to learn. I have so much more to learn.
by Shivani P. on February 23, 2021
the challenges are really easy. The test are tiring.
by Chad S. on February 23, 2021
This course covers a wide variety of material, at times repetitive. The challenge for me was the working of the milestone questions. Majority of questions ask for the “false” or “which one is NOT” correct, with 2 possible answers unless you know the text word for word.
by Kaitlin G. on February 23, 2021
Very interesting and challenging course
by Lydia D. on February 22, 2021
This was a particularly easy course that I was able to finish fairly quickly, since the lessons were short and understandable. The tests weren't super long and there weren't a ton of trick questions, like a lot of courses I've taken. The issue I have with the course is that it's incredibly liberal and I can't agree with a lot that they're trying to suggest. There's NO way the government has any right to restrict how many kids parents are allowed to have. That is against human rights and you're insane if you think people are going to comply. We're not communists, people.
by Regina P. on February 22, 2021
I needed to read and understand what I was reading in order to take the tests, I makes you think and pay attention to detail.

FAQ

  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    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.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for membership, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    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.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    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.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • 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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