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Course for Credit at Thomas Edison State University

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 Thomas Edison State University
  • 3 semester credits at Thomas Edison State University
  • Thomas Edison State University Equivalency: Environmental Science (ENS-200)

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

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223 Student Reviews
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by Marissa A. on December 2, 2019
I felt like a lot of the questions had multiple correct answers, or as if the same answer was listed twice but worded slightly different which definitely became confusing multiple times.
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by PAUL T. on December 2, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the material covered in this coarse! Some of the statistics are life changing to say the least. Be careful as some of the questions are tricky. I printed some of the PDF's which were related to cycles, food, water, carbon etc. This made it easy for quick reference.
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by Heather G. on November 29, 2019
A really well-designed course that addressed so many aspects to environmental science (I had no idea there were so many!), but still kept the material accessible. I always felt I was learning, but never felt overwhelmed.
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by Linda H. on November 28, 2019
Interesting class - I enjoyed learning about different issues in the environment and the efforts that can be made to make positive improvements.
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by Ashley C. on November 27, 2019
Great class and easy to follow!
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by Alethea R. on November 23, 2019
I was intimidated initially. It was interesting and I was able to talk to my children about what I was learning. I grateful for all that I have learned because I am aware of my impact on the earth and I plan to continue to make changes to lessen my impact on the environment..
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by Stacey G. on November 22, 2019
VERY INTERESTING COURSE! A LITTLE CHALLENGING BUT IT IS EYE OPENING
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by Michelle K. on November 16, 2019
This course was very digestible and really interesting. It provided all the tools I needed to not only do well on the tests, but actually learn the content. I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • 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 tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    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.

  • 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 in the course tuition.

  • 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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