SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2018 12:05:45 PMVIT 132 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 132Title:  ADVANCES IN VINEYARD IPM  
Full Title:  Advances in Vineyard Integrated Pest and Disease Management
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total.50 Contact Total8.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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This course encompasses critical evaluation and discussion of selected viticulture, plant pathology and entomology research papers.  The papers will be recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.  The intent is to broaden student experience and perspective beyond textbooks for understanding of new pest and disease management practices.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course encompasses critical evaluation and discussion of selected viticulture, plant pathology and entomology research papers.  The papers will be recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.  The intent is to broaden student experience and perspective beyond textbooks for understanding of new pest and disease management practices.
(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:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1) Read and comprehend current plant pest and disease research publications.
2) Synthesize and summarize contemporary integrated pest and disease management issues.
3) Incorporate the latest pest and disease management findings into vineyard management decisions when appropriate.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Read and comprehend vine pathology and entomology research publications.
2. Discuss new concepts regarding pest and disease control.
3. Summarize key points in a vine pathology and/or entomology research article from a peer-reviewed journal.
4. Evaluate the theories underlying the research.
5. Identify resources/locations for finding the latest vine pathology and entolomogy research publications.
6. Evaluate the appropriateness of integrating research findings into a specific vineyard site management plan.
 
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Topics and Scope
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I. Overview of research paper format
  A. Abstract
  B. Introduction / Literature review
  C. Materials and methods
  D. Results
  E. Presentation of the data
     1. Tables
     2. Figures
     3. Statistics
  F. Discussion
  G. Conclusion
  H. References
II. Examples of contemporary vineyard issues
   A. Genetically modified grapevines for disease and pest control
   B. Soil microorganisms that can prevent vine disease
   C. Pest and disease control methods without the use of pesticides and/or chemicals
   D. Organic viticulture practices and regulations
   E. Biodynamic viticulture
   F. Hyperparasitism
   G. Development and testing of new beneficial insects
   H. New concepts and topics recently published for repeatability

Assignments:
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1. Reading (15-20 pages/week)
2. Written summary of research papers (3-5 pages each). The student will write an abstract for each of the four publications, highlighting the important points and including key words.
3. Develop a list of questions for each research publication
4. Exams

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%
Summaries; questions for each 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%
Midterm and final exam: matching items, Short answer; fill-in
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Participation and discussion


Representative Textbooks:
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Instructor prepared materials
Representative journals:
Journal of Plant Pathology
Journal of Applied Entomology
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Journal
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Ecological Entomology
Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Ecological Applications
American Journal of Alternative Agriculture
Australasian Plant Pathology
Journal of Soil Ecology
Applied Soil Ecology

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