SRJC Course Outlines

9/28/2020 9:37:17 PMVIT 130 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 130Title:  GRAPEVINE PHYSIOLOGY  
Full Title:  Grapevine Physiology
Last Reviewed:12/8/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled4.504 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total18.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00 

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 advanced viticulture theory  course that covers grapevine physiology and phenology.  Topics include vine balance, flowering and fruit set, stages of berry growth, and vine water status.  This course is designed for those working in the winegrape industry and already familiar with basic vineyard operations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An advanced viticulture theory  course that covers grapevine physiology and phenology.  Topics include vine balance, flowering and fruit set, stages of berry growth, and vine water status.  This course is designed for those working in the winegrape industry and already familiar with basic vineyard operations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how grapevines
  function on the cellular level.
2.  Expalin the relationship between the
  underlying vine physiological processes and vine growth and fruit
  ripening.
3.  Discuss how varying environmental
  conditions can affect the vine's physiological processes.
4.  Make appropriate, well timed vineyard
  management decisions based on knowledge of the vine's physiological
  processes.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain how vine structure relates to vine function.
2. Explain the physiological processes that drive vine
  growth and fruit ripening.
3. Describe vine balance and its relationship to fruit quality.
4. Explain vine water potential and its impact on vine growth and
  irrigation management.
5. Discuss the impacts of environment and management on vine flowering and
  fruit set.
6. Explain how photosynthesis and source/sink relationships affect vine
  growth and fruit ripening.

Topics and Scope
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I. Review of vine annual cycle of growth
  A. Vocabulary and definitions
  B. Vine structure
  C. Vegetative growth phases vs. reproductive growth phases
II. Vine phenology
   A. Budbreak
   B. Flowering
   C. Fruit ripening
III. Vine physiological processes
    A. Photosynthesis
    B. Respiration
    C. Translocation
    D. Transpiration
    E. Source-sink relationships
    F. Water uptake and vine turgor
IV. Vine balance
   A. Definition and how to measure it
   B. Effects on vine vigor
   C. Effects on fruit quality
V. Anlagen and grapevine inflorescence initiation
  A. Effects of plant growth substances on anlagen and inflorescence
     fertility
  B. Effects of environment
  C. Effects of pathological intervention
VI. Grapevine flowering, pollination and fertilization
   A. Vine nutritional impacts
   B. Vine water status impacts
   C. Environmental impacts
VII. Seed, embryo, and fruit development post-fertilization
    A. Vine nutritional impacts
    B. Vine water status impacts
    C. Environmental impacts
VIII. Vine water potential - vine water status
     A. Definition
     B. How to measure it, what the numbers mean
     C. Impacts on vine vegetative growth
     D. Impacts on vine reproductive growth

Assignments:
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1. Reading from textbook (20-30 pages/week)
2. Written original research paper on a specific vine physiological
  function and its impact on vine growth. (5-8 pages)
3. Quizzes (1-3)

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
45 - 60%
Research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
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
15 - 25%
Quizzes: Matching items, Completion, Short Answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Participation and discussion


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology, Markus Keller, Elsevier Press Academic Press, 2010

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