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US History 1/2 - SDC vs Sophia
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I plan to use a Sophia coupon for US History 1 and 2 (among other courses). However, although I like Sophia, I'm wondering if maybe the SDC courses would have more videos/content or something. I like Sophia and haven't yet used SDC, but would I be missing out on anything by not using SDC?

Thanks.
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(11-01-2019, 03:15 PM)SCYankee Wrote: I plan to use a Sophia coupon for US History 1 and 2 (among other courses). However, although I like Sophia, I'm wondering if maybe the SDC courses would have more videos/content or something. I like Sophia and haven't yet used SDC, but would I be missing out on anything by not using SDC?

Thanks.

Of course opinions vary but we took SDC US History 1 and my boys loved it.  Said it's their fave class so far.  They have also taken 12 credits at Sophia and they like it too but prefer the entertaining videos at Study.
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I took American History 1 & 2 on Study.com. The main thing you'd be missing by taking it elsewhere is that on Study.com those two courses fill in huge chunks of other history classes. If those are the only two you ever wanted to take then no problem, but if you were planning on taking others from Study.com I would take them all there so you don't have to repeat work.
Study.com - 147 CR. TESU - 27 CR. Middle Georgia State University - 15 CR. COSC - 6 CR. Excelsior - 6 CR. CLEP - 6 CR. Sophia - 2 CR. TEEX - 2 CR. Shmoop - 18 CR. NFA - 4 CR. The Institutes - 2 CR. FEMA - 20ish

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(11-01-2019, 04:38 PM)jsh1138 Wrote: I took American History 1 & 2 on Study.com. The main thing you'd be missing by taking it elsewhere is that on Study.com those two courses fill in huge chunks of other history classes. If those are the only two you ever wanted to take then no problem, but if you were planning on taking others from Study.com I would take them all there so you don't have to repeat work.

Oh, right. Forgot about that. They are  just the first of the History classes I want to take. Thanks.
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yeah np. if you're taking other courses in any subject i would always do your classes at study.com. i've seen history quizzes fill in parts of philosophy, religion, business, politics, communication, etc courses.

It's always nice to turn in a course or two and see you're only 15 quizzes away from completing some course you haven't even opened yet. and if you do American History 1 & 2 and Western Civ 1 & 2 on Study.com, I believe it 100% completes History 100 for you and all you have to do is take the final.

I'm a big Study.com guy though so someone else might have a different opinion, but for me the fact that it fills in other courses as you work is all the reason in the world I'd need to use Study.com over someone else. The app is a big deal too.
Study.com - 147 CR. TESU - 27 CR. Middle Georgia State University - 15 CR. COSC - 6 CR. Excelsior - 6 CR. CLEP - 6 CR. Sophia - 2 CR. TEEX - 2 CR. Shmoop - 18 CR. NFA - 4 CR. The Institutes - 2 CR. FEMA - 20ish

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(11-02-2019, 07:49 PM)jsh1138 Wrote: yeah np. if you're taking other courses in any subject i would always do your classes at study.com. i've seen history quizzes fill in parts of philosophy, religion, business, politics, communication, etc courses.

It's always nice to turn in a course or two and see you're only 15 quizzes away from completing some course you haven't even opened yet. and if you do American History 1 & 2 and Western Civ 1 & 2 on Study.com, I believe it 100% completes History 100 for you and all you have to do is take the final.

I'm a big Study.com guy though so someone else might have a different opinion, but for me the fact that it fills in other courses as you work is all the reason in the world I'd need to use Study.com over someone else. The app is a big deal too.

Now that you've steered me off course Smile If i complete one or more SDC courses, is there any way for me to browse other courses that the previous courses have partially completed?

You know what I'm saying? Instead of, say, just opening up World History 1 (because I need or want to do it) and seeing it partially completed, is there a list I can browse and see "Oh, my previous courses have already made World History 10% complete, so I'll pick that course next!"
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  • Sophia Learning (36) - Developing Effective Teams, Student Success, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Intro to Ethics, Visual Communication, Intro to Psychology, Public Speaking, Intro to Info Tech, Accounting, Statistics, Algebra, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
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The only way I've ever found is to enroll in the courses. Then when you check your dashboard, it will display them along with how much of each is completed. There might be a way to do it without enrolling in them first but if there is I've never found it.

So what I did way back at the start was enroll in like 50 of them, and then work on whatever I was working on, and then scroll down and you can see how it's all progressing. Obviously with some you can guess, like the LL Vietnam one half completes the UL Vietnam one, same as with the LL and UL Civil War ones. But some of the Business Ethics courses fill in philosophy and vice versa, and there's a decent bit of overlap between some of the Psych courses and Business too. Then there are some like the Health 101 one that seems to pull from every discipline there is.

So if I were you I would just add 50 or 100 of them to your dashboard and maybe do some of the placement tests and see what fills in and go from there. You can always unenroll later if you don't like a course so other than the time involved in adding and removing, you're risking nothing.
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Awesome. Thanks for the help.
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  • DSST (12) - Principles of Supervision, Intro to Business, Human Resources Mgmt, Organizational Behavior
  • Sophia Learning (36) - Developing Effective Teams, Student Success, Essentials of Managing Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Intro to Ethics, Visual Communication, Intro to Psychology, Public Speaking, Intro to Info Tech, Accounting, Statistics, Algebra, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
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sure, any time
Study.com - 147 CR. TESU - 27 CR. Middle Georgia State University - 15 CR. COSC - 6 CR. Excelsior - 6 CR. CLEP - 6 CR. Sophia - 2 CR. TEEX - 2 CR. Shmoop - 18 CR. NFA - 4 CR. The Institutes - 2 CR. FEMA - 20ish

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