SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:24:21 PMVIT 112 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 112Title:  SURV ORG VIT IND  
Full Title:  Introductory Survey of the Organic Viticulture Industry
Last Reviewed:4/19/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled4.004 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total16.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 48.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 297.65

Catalog Description:
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Organic Viticulture is on the rise. Sonoma County alone has fifteen organic wine grape growers. Organic wines, table grapes and raisins all have a well defined niche market today. Overall the organic foods industry has experienced a 20+% increase every year since 1990.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Organic Viticulture is on the rise. Sonoma County alone has fifteen organic wine grape growers. Organic wines, table grapes and raisins all have a well defined niche market today. Overall the organic foods industry has experienced a 20+% increase in sales every year since 1990.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Students will:
1. Develop a task specific understanding of organic grape growing.
2. Identify a wide variety of key elements, sub-elements, their
relationships and implications in the processes of organic grape growing.
3. Diagram these elements, sub-elements, etc. in a "knowledge mapping"
format for future use and reference.
4. Describe in detail a variety of organic grape growing methods, their
purposes, strengths, weaknesses and appropriate applications.
5. Demonstrate a familiarity with organic grape growers in Sonoma County.
6. Create a "course book" as a reference guide, including all materials
presented, their own notes, observations, etc. and a host of handouts,
readouts and printouts on the specifics of organic viticulture.
7. Recommend specific organic grape growing techniques for their own
professional situations or that of a friend, relative, professional
acquaintance, etc.

Topics and Scope
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1. Identification and analysis of the Organic Grape growing industry.
2. Overview of the Organic Grape growing industry worldwide, in the United
States, in California, and specifically Sonoma County.
3. Survey of a variety of Organic Grape methods, their strengths,
weaknesses and appropriate applications.
4. Visitation of a variety of Sonoma County grape growers.

Assignments:

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
10 - 50%
Written homework, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 50%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
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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The Organic Garden Book, by Hamilton, 1993, DK Publishing
Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: Fruits and Berries, by McClure,
1996, Rodale Press

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