SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 7:57:38 PMWINE 117 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 117Title:  WINES OF FRANCE  
Full Title:  Wines of France
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory examination of the wines of France. Each week, this course will examine a different region and related grape or group of grapes and the resulting wine(s).

Minimum Age 18 or older

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be 18 years or older

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory examination of the wines of France. Each week, this course will examine a different region and related grape or group of grapes and the resulting wine(s).
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Minimum Age 18 or older
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Must be 18 years or older
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Explain unique characteristics of French wines and why certain grapes are grown in specific appellations.
2.   Compare and contrast regional French wines.
3.   Define and explain French Appellation d'Origine Controlee (wine laws).

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the principal wine growing regions of France.
2.  Explain why certain grapes are grown in some appellations and not others.
3.  Explain the unique characteristics of the wines produced in the areas studied.
4.  Compare and contrast the sensory characteristics of wines produced from the different wine regions of France,   such as Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone Valley.
5.  Analyze the food-pairing efficacy of the wines studied.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Principal wine growing regions of France
II.   Grapes that are grown successfully in each of France's major wine growing regions
III.  Wine styles and characteristics produced in the areas studied
IV.  Direct examination and evaluation of the sensory characteristics of:
      A. Champagne
       1. Chardonnay
       2.  Pinot Noir
       3. Pinot Meunier
      B.  Burgundy
       1. Chardonnay
       2.  Pinot Noir
     C. Bordeaux - Medoc & Graves
       1. Cabernet Sauvignon
       2. Merlot
       3. Cabernet Franc
       4. Petit Verdot
       5.  Malbec
       6. Sauvignon Blanc
       7. Semillion
     D. Bordeaux - St. Emilion & Pomerol
       1. Merlot
       2. Cabernet Franc
     E. Bordeaux - Sauternes & Barsac
       1. Sauvignon Blanc
       2. Semillion
     F. Rhone Valley
       1. Syrah
       2. Grenache
       3.  Marsanne
       4.  Rousanne
       5.  Viognier
   G. Loire Valley
       1. Sauvignon Blanc
       2. Chenin Blanc
       3. Cabernet Franc
   H. Provence & Languedoc-Roussillon (various grape varieties)
V.  Pairing the contrasted wines studied with food
VI. French wine laws and conventions of wine labeling

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1. Six to eight reading and study assignments from texts and handouts
2. Keep and turn in a compilation of wine tasting notes
3. Group presentation of wine regions
4. One midterm quiz and one comprehensive final examination
5. Portfolio of assignments, tasting and lecture notes

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Sensory evaluation notes, study assignments, and portfolio
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 35%
Sensory evaluation exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Sensory evaluation exercises and presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Comprehensive final examination
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Group presentation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Wine Atlas of France, Hugh Johnson and Hubrecht Duijker, Simon & Schuster, 1997. (Classic)
Hachette Guide to French Wines 2005: The Definitive Guide to Over 9000 of the Best Wines in France. Hachette. Miller/Mitchell Beazley, 2005. (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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