SRJC Course Outlines

9/25/2021 12:14:19 AMWINE 112 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 112Title:  WINE REGIONS OF CALIF.  
Full Title:  Wine Regions of California
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

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:  AG 174

Catalog Description:
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This class is an investigation of California winegrowing regions. The grape varietals, growing practices, and wine styles of all significant California wine-producing regions will be covered. Students should bring six matching wine glasses to every class session.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Minimum Age 18 or older


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of WINE 1 or VIT 1; and Course Completion of WINE 3, WINE 70, and WINE 110

Limits on Enrollment:
Age 18 or older

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class is an investigation of California winegrowing regions. The grape varietals, growing practices, and wine styles of all significant California wine-producing regions will be covered. Students should bring six matching wine glasses to every class session.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Minimum Age 18 or older
Recommended:Course Completion of WINE 1 or VIT 1; and Course Completion of WINE 3, WINE 70, and WINE 110
Limits on Enrollment: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: 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. Describe and differentiate viticulture and wine-growing regions in California.
2. Evaluate the suitability of major varietals for each California wine region
3. Compare and contrast Sonoma County wines with wines from other regions in California
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the principal California winegrowing regions.
2. Discuss the impact of climate, soil and geographic factors on the uniqueness of the regions studied.
3. Identify major wine grapes that grow well in each California wine region.
4. Identify and discuss characteristics of Sonoma County grapes and wine and those from other regions of California.
5. Interpret all of the information on a California wine label.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Wine Sensory Evaluation Procedures
II.  Appellations as Defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
III. Major Winegrowing Regions, including
    A. Mendocino County
    B. Sonoma County
    C. Napa Valley
     D. San Francisco Bay Area
    E. Central Valley
    F. Sierra Foothills
    G. Monterey and San Benito Counties
     H. San Luis Obispo County
     I.  Santa Barbara County
     J. Los Angeles and Temecula
IV. Major Wine Varietals
    A. Red varietals (including Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre)
    B. White varietals (including Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer)
V. Factors Impacting Varietal Selection by Region
     A. Weather and climate
    B. Soils
    C. Topography
    D. Varietal characteristics
VI. Wine Label Laws and their Application in California

Assignments:
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1. One written field report (4-8 pages)
2. One oral presentation
3. Weekly sensory evaluations
4. Quiz(zes) (1-7) and exam(s) (1-2)

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 - 25%
Written reports
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
20 - 40%
Sensory evaluations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quiz(zes) and exam(s)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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