Official course description: This is the initial course of the four-semester General-Chemistry/Organic-Chemistry sequence CHE 129/132/321/322. This sequence provides the necessary foundation for students who wish to pursue further coursework in chemistry. The General Chemistry Courses provide a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including substantial illustrative material drawn from the chemistry of inorganic, organic, and biochemical systems. The emphasis is on basic concepts, problem-solving, and factual material. Students will be placed into CHE 129 based on their performance in the Online Chemistry Placement and Preparation (OCPP) process. Specifically, CHE 129 is for students with chemistry knowledge above the required OCPP minimum but who do not meet the math corequisite of CHE 131. The level and content of CHE 129 match that of CHE 131, but since the corequisite differs, students must also attend a CHE 130 session each week. CHE 130 builds essential skills in information processing, critical and analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem solving. The CHE 129 four-semester sequence is inappropriate for students who satisfy the corequisites of CHE 131. It is also inappropriate for students who have completed an AP course in chemistry and received a score of 4 or 5; such students must enroll in CHE 152. Three lecture hours, one 80-minute workshop, and one CHE 130 session per week. CHE 129 may not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 131 or CHE 152. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.