Basic introduction to chemical principles as they apply to the structure and behavior of matter. Illustrations from everyday life, environmental topics, medicine, and biochemistry are used to illustrate chemical principles. Topics include: measurement in science, atoms, molecules, nuclear chemistry, and current chemical issues such as energy, polymers, or foods and drugs among others. Assumes no previous chemistry background. Course intended for non-science majors and may be used to fulfill the general science requirement for the AA degree. Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 050, 060, 062, 096 or higher.