SRJC Course Outlines

7/17/2019 3:22:54 AMWINE 118 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 118Title:  ZINFANDEL-GRAPE TO GLASS  
Full Title:  Zinfandel-Grape to Glass
Last Reviewed:10/13/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 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
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Catalog Description:
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An examination of Zinfandel--from growing the grape to the wine in the glass. In this intensive course, we will consider and taste the diversity of Zinfandel wine styles from the major Zinfandel producing areas of California.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Minimum Age 18 or older


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be 18 years or older

Schedule of Classes Information
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An examination of Zinfandel--from growing the grape to the wine in the glass. In this intensive course, we will consider and taste the diversity of Zinfandel wine styles from the major Zinfandel producing areas of California.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Minimum Age 18 or older
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Must be 18 years 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:
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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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Students will be able to:
1. Describe the aspects of geography and climate that are critical to the growing of world-class Zinfandel.
2. Critically evaluate the various Zinfandel wines.
3. Compare and contrast the sensory characteristics of wines produced in California's principle Zinfandel wine growing regions.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Collaborate and describe history and evolution of California Zinfandel wine regions
2. Differentiate and contrast geography and climate of California Zinfandel wine regions
3. Sensory evaluate and articulate quality of wines grown from California Zinfandel wine regions

Topics and Scope
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I.   Zinfandel History and Evolution
II.  Geography and Climate for Zinfandel Production
III. Zinfandel Primary Growing Regions in California
   A. Sonoma County Dry Creek Valley
   B.  Other Zinfandel wine growing areas in Sonoma County
   C. Sierra Mountain/Amador region
   D. Lodi
   E. Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo
   F. Other significant areas in California
IV. Sensory Evaluation of Zinfandel

Assignments:
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1. Eight reading and study assignments from texts and handouts
2. Keep and turn in a compilation of wine tasting notes
3. Group presentation on Zinfandel styles and regions
4. Comprehensive final examination

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 - 20%
Reading and study assignments, sensory evaluation notes and portfolio
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 35%
Sensory evaluation exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Group presentation, sensory evaluation exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Comprehensive final examination
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Group presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Zinfandel: A Reference Guide to California's Zinfandel, Glendora Books Wine & Spirits, 2010.
Zinfandel: A Reference Guide to California Zinfandel. Francisco, Cathleen. Wine Appreciation Guild, 2001. (Classic)
Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine. Sullivan, Charles L.  University of California Press, 2003. (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials.

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