SRJC Course Outlines

10/7/2022 8:22:02 AMWINE 118 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 118Title:  ZINFANDEL-GRAPE TO GLASS  
Full Title:  Zinfandel--Grape to Glass
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.508 max.Lecture Scheduled28.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total28.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  56.00Total Student Learning Hours: 84.00 

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 21 or older


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be age 21 or older.

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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 21 or older
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Must be age 21 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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student 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.

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. One mid-term quiz and one 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 - 25%
Wine tasting notes.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 35%
Wine tasting exercises.
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
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Group presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Zinfandel: A Reference Guide to California Zinfandel. Francisco, Cathleen.
Wine Appreciation Guild, 2001.
Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine. Sullivan, Charles L.
University of California Press, 2003.
Instructor prepared materials.

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