SRJC Course Outlines

9/27/2022 4:18:43 AMVIT 133 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 133Title:  ADVANCES IN VITICULTURE  
Full Title:  Advances in Viticulture
Last Reviewed:1/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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 short course encompasses critical evaluation and discussion of selected viticultural research papers.  The papers will be recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.  The intent is to broaden student perspective beyond textbooks for understanding the most current vineyard practices that aim for efficiency and fruit quality improvement.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This short course encompasses critical evaluation and discussion of selected viticultural research papers.  The papers will be recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.  The intent is to broaden student perspective beyond textbooks for understanding the most current vineyard practices that aim for efficiency and fruit quality improvement.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
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 successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss new concepts regarding quality winegrape growing.
2. Summarize key points in a viticultural research article from a peer- reviewed journal.
3. Evaluate the theories underlying the research.
4. Identify resources/locations for finding the latest viticultural  research publications.
5. Evaluate the appropriateness of integrating research findings into a  specific vineyard site.
 
Repeating students will:
1. Access and evaluate recent viticultural research.
2. Demonstrate a more sophisticated comprehension of research theories and their application and incorporation into vineyard management decisions.
3. Demonstrate greater skill at appraising the latest viticultural research and integrating the concepts into management of a specific vineyard site.

Topics and Scope
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I. Overview of how to read a research paper
   A. Abstract
  B. Introduction / literature review
  C. Materials and methods
  D. Results
  E. Presentation of the data
     1. Tables
     2. Figures
     3. Statistics
  F. Discussion
  G. Conclusion
  H. References
II. Examples of contemporary vineyard issues may include:
   A. Deficit irrigation techniques
   B. Relationship between soil chemistry and winegrape quality
   C. Genetically modified grapevines for new cultivar and rootstock development
   D. Biodynamic viticulture
   E. Evaluation and assessment of wine grape quality
   F. On-site weather stations and using sensors in the vine canopy
   G. NDVI - Normalized Differential Vegetative Index
   H. GIS - Geographical Information Systems
      1. Data collection
      2. Database management
      3. Vineyard decision making based on GIS data
III. Repeating students will read and review new peer-reviewed literature, building on both their knowledge of the research concepts and their skill at applying theory to a vineyard site.

Assignments:
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1. Reading (15-20 pages/week)
2. Written abstracts of four research papers (3-5 pages each).
3. Class discussions on research topics.
4. Develop a list of questions for each research publication.
5. Mid-term and/or final exam.
6. Repeating students of Advances in Viticulture will access new, recent research on Viticulture and write a 3-5 page in depth analysis describing the application of a specific research finding to a vineyard site.

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
45 - 60%
Summaries; questions for each publication: application analysis (repeat students)
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
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Mid-term and/or final exam. Matching items, short answer, fill-in.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Participation in class discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Representative journals:
American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research
Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker
Wine Business Monthly
Practical Winery and Vineyard
Oecologia
American Journal of Horticultural Science

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