SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2019 1:45:11 AMWINE 111.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 111.1Title:  SONOMA AVA-NORTH  
Full Title:  Sonoma American Viticulture Areas-North County
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled03 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  WINE 111

Catalog Description:
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This class is an investigation of Northern Sonoma County's winegrowing regions. The most important American Viticulture Areas (AVA) of Northern Sonoma County and the wines they produce will be examined in detail.  Sensory evaluation of selected wines from each region will be explored.  Northern Sonoma County winery guest presentations and field trips are a major component of this class. Students should bring six matching wine glasses to every class session.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Minimum Age 18 or older


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Minimum Age 18 or older

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class is an investigation of Northern Sonoma County's winegrowing regions. The most important American Viticulture Areas (AVA) of Northern Sonoma County and the wines they produce will be examined in detail.  Sensory evaluation of selected wines from each region will be explored.  Northern Sonoma County winery guest presentations and field trips are a major component of this class. Students should bring six matching wine glasses to every class session.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Minimum Age 18 or older
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Minimum Age 18 or older
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Describe and differentiate Northern Sonoma County American Viticulture Areas (AVAs)
2. Interpret information on a Northern Sonoma County wine label
3. Compare the sensory characteristics of specific wine from a Northern Sonoma County AVA

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify areas and AVAs throughout Northern Sonoma County
2. Differentiate which grapes do and do not grow well in each of these Northern Sonoma
    County AVAs
3. Summarize the climate, soil and geographic factors that contribute to the uniqueness of the
    areas studied
4. Objectively compare the sensory characteristics of Northern AVA-specific wines from the
    appellations studied
5. Define the elements and terminology in a Northern Sonoma County wine label

Topics and Scope
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1. Review of wine sensory evaluation procedures
2. The Alexander Valley and Bordeaux varietals
3. Dry Creek Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc
4. Russian River Pinot Noir and Syrah
5. Rockpile Zinfandel
6. Other North County regions and varietals
7. Northern Sonoma County viticultural areas as defined by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
8. Interpreting the labels on bottles of wine made from Northern Sonoma County grapes
9. Comparing the quantity and sensory characteristics of Northern Sonoma County grapes and
    wine from the different AVAs studied

Assignments:
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1. Written field report (3 - 5 pages)
2. Research and prepare oral presentation
3. Portfolio, including field notes
4. Sensory evaluation in-class assignments
5. Exams (2 - 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
10 - 30%
Field report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Field notes, class portfolio
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Sensory evaluations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Oral presentation, attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sonoma County Wine Regions. Sonoma County Trade Commission. 2010 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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