Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. The nature of this branch of science is mathematical. Many concepts covered in this course are mathematically based. This yearlong course includes a laboratory component to aide students in learning the basic concepts of chemistry and developing problem-solving skills. Chemistry is truly a cumulative course. We will build a foundation in the early part of the year and continue to use that foundation for the remainder of the year. This course is designed for the student who plans to pursue a non-science course of study.