SRJC Course Outlines

10/1/2022 4:51:02 PMWINE 111 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 111Title:  SONOMA APPELLATIONS  
Full Title:  Sonoma County Appellations
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

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:  33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 176

Catalog Description:
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This class is an investigation of Sonoma County's winegrowing regions. The most important appellations of Sonoma County and the wines they produce will be examined in detail.  Sensory evaluation of selected wines from each region will be explored.  Sonoma County winery guest presentations and field trips are a major component of this class.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Minimum Age 21 or older


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be age 21 or older.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class is an investigation of Sonoma County's winegrowing regions. The most important appellations of Sonoma County and the wines they produce will be examined in detail.  Sensory evaluation of selected wines from each region will be explored.  Sonoma County winery guest presentations and field trips are a major component of this class.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Minimum Age 21 or older
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:Must be age 21 or older.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total

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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
1.  Identify areas and appellations throughout Sonoma County.
2.  Differentiate which grapes grow well in each of these appellations and
   which grapes do not.
3.  Summarize the climate, soil and geographic factors that contribute to
   the uniqueness of the areas studied.
4.  Interpret all of the information on a Sonoma County wine label.
5.  Objectively compare the sensory characteristics of appellation
   specific wines from the appellations studied.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Review of wine sensory evaluation procedures.
2.  The Alexander Valley and Bordeaux varietals.
3.  Dry Creek Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.
4.  Russian River Pinot Noir and Syrah.
5.  Green Valley Pinot Noir
6.  The Sonoma Coast and Burgundian varietals.
7.  Sonoma Mountain and Cabernet Sauvignon.
8.  Sonoma Valley and Zinfandel.
9.  The Carneros and sparkling varietals.
10. The new "Rockpile Appellation" and Zinfandel.
11. Sonoma County viticultural areas as defined by the BATF.
12. Interpreting the labels on bottles of wine made from Sonoma County
   grapes.
13. Comparing the quantity and sensory characteristics, of Sonoma County
   grapes and wine, from the different appellations studied.

Assignments:
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1.  Prepare field report.
2.  Prepare and deliver class presentation.
3.  Maintain a portfolio.
4.  Sensory evaluation in-class assignments.

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%
Essay exams, Field reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class Portfolio


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Prepared Materials

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