SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2019 3:17:50 PMWINE 111.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 111.2Title:  SONOMA AVA-SOUTH  
Full Title:  Sonoma American Viticulture Areas-South 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: 

Catalog Description:
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This class is an investigation of Southern Sonoma County's winegrowing regions. The most important American Viticulture Areas (AVA) of Southern Sonoma County and the wines they produce will be examined in detail.  Sensory evaluation of selected wines from each region will be explored.  Southern 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 Southern Sonoma County's winegrowing regions. The most important American Viticulture Areas (AVA) of Southern Sonoma County and the wines they produce will be examined in detail.  Sensory evaluation of selected wines from each region will be explored.  Southern 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 Southern Sonoma County American Viticulture Areas (AVAs)
2. Interpret information on a Southern Sonoma County wine label
3. Compare the sensory characteristics of specific wine from a Southern Sonoma County AVA

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify areas and AVAs throughout Southern Sonoma County
2. Differentiate which grapes do and do not grow well in each of these Southern 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 Southern AVA-specific wines from the
    appellations studied
5. Define the elements and terminology in a Southern Sonoma County wine label

Topics and Scope
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1.    Review of wine sensory evaluation procedures
2.    Green Valley Pinot Noir
3.    The Sonoma Coast and Burgundian varietals
4.    Sonoma Mountain and Cabernet Sauvignon
5.    Sonoma Valley and Zinfandel
6.    The Carneros and sparkling varietals
7.    Other South County regions and varietals
8.    Southern Sonoma County viticultural areas as defined by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
9.    Interpret the labels on bottles of wine made from Southern Sonoma County grapes
10.  Compare the quantity and sensory characteristics of Southern 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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