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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 Excelsior College
  • 3 semester credits at Excelsior College
  • Excelsior College Equivalency: Natural Science/ Math (GEN ED.)
  • Category: Math and Science

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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


78 Student Reviews
by Jeffrey N. on February 25, 2018
by Helen T. on February 22, 2018
Excellent course. It was very interesting and I learned quite a lot about environmental issues that we face today.
by Jason H. on January 17, 2018
Found this class helpful and enlightening to the issues we face today as a society.
by Michael C. on January 11, 2018
Great course, was very interesting and simple to understand, finished quickly.
by Joseph T. on January 2, 2018
It was fun information to learn and fairly easy to remember. Make sure you make notes of what categories were covered in which Unit. It will help you when its time for the final milestone.
by Jose G. on January 1, 2018
This course was okay. I was able to understand the difference between Environmental Scientist and Environmentalist. I also learned that they put a lot of effort into the challenge questions to the point of confusing you. Ensure you REALLY understand the concept of each unit, and you'll do good. Overall this was excellent course except for the complicated challenge questions.
by shelly c. on December 31, 2017
I thought the course was a little easier than some of the other courses. I enjoyed it very much.
by Janessa M. on December 24, 2017
This course was alright and I would recommend taking it, but I thought it was set up much more poorly than other Sophia courses I have taken. The glossaries and written sections were not fleshed out well at all, so it required much more time-consuming video watching. Nonetheless, it is a good course overall, and if they would fix those sections I would give it 4-5 stars!


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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 course room, and are included in the cost.
  • 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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