SRJC Course Outlines

11/20/2019 10:02:37 PMVIT 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 1Title:  INTRO VIT/WINE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World
Last Reviewed:1/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  WINE 1
Formerly:  VIT 50

Catalog Description:
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Survey of world viticulture and wine industries. Course includes: history of viticulture; grapevine anatomy; worldwide grape and wine production and consumption; and world wine regions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of world viticulture and wine industries. Course includes: history of viticulture; grapevine anatomy; worldwide grape and wine production and consumption; and world wine regions.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2004Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Compare and contrast  the key wine-growing regions (appellations) throughout the world and
    the cultivars of grapes grown in those areas.
2.  Explain the major winemaking processes involved in producing the most important wine
    styles world-wide.
3.  Describe the typicity of the world's most important wine styles.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Summarize the importance of grapes and grapevines worldwide historically, and currently.
2. Explain grape production and consumption from a historical perspective.
3. Survey the distribution of grapes worldwide.
4. Analyze trends in worldwide grape and wine production and consumption.
5. Identify grapevine structures and describe the function of each.
6. Explain the winemaking process.
7. Identify, compare, and contrast the different wine regions in the world and the products of
    each.

Topics and Scope
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I. History and Evolution
    A. Overview of worldwide importance of grapes and grapevines
    B. Origin of Vitis vinifera and its spread throughout the world
    C. Worldwide grape and wine production and consumption
         1. history
         2. current trends
         3. geographical distribution of grape growing worldwide
         4. production trends
         5. consumption trends
II. Grapevine Classification
    A. Species
         1. Vitis species
         2. Muscadina species
    B. Wine grapes
    C. Overview of cultivars, clones, field selections, and rootstocks
III. Vine Structure and Function
    A. Terminology
    B. Shoot system
    C. Root system
    D. Basic vine physiology
IV. Overview of Worldwide Vineyard Production Practices
    A. Irrigation
    B. Fertilization
    C. Pruning
    D. Trellis systems
    E. Canopy management
    F. Common diseases and pests
V. Wine Making Processes
    A. How wine is made
    B. Choice of oak
    C. How to assess a wine
VI. Old World Wines and Vines
    A. France
    B. Germany
    C. Switzerland
    D. Austria
    E. Italy
    F. Spain
    G. Portugal
VII. New World Wines and Vines
    A. South America
    B. Mexico
    C. Australia
    D. New Zealand
    E. South Africa
    F. North America
VIII. Future Trends in Winemaking and Viticulture

Assignments:
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1. Research and submit a 4-6 page term paper on one of the following: worldwide distribution of
    grapes, grape production and consumption from a historical perspective, or the importance
    of grapes historically and currently
2. Research and turn in a report (2-3 pages) on grape production and consumption trends within
    different wine regions of the world
3. Homework: classify on a worksheet wine styles of different areas of the world
4. Midterm and final exam
5. Reading, 20-30 pages per week

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
20 - 50%
Report and term paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
Classification worksheet
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Final exam and midterm: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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About Wine. 2nd ed. Henderson, J. Patrick and Rex, Dellie. Delmar Cengage Learning. 2011 (classic)

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