SRJC Course Outlines

10/7/2022 8:32:06 AMWINE 117 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WINE 117Title:  WINES OF FRANCE  
Full Title:  Wines of France
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.508 max.Lecture Scheduled28.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 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 introductory examination of the wines of France. Each week, this course will examine a different region and related grape or group of grapes and the resulting wine(s). Previous experience with wine is helpful but not necessary.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Minimum Age 21 or older


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Must be age 21 or older.

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory examination of the wines of France. Each week, this course will examine a different region and related grape or group of grapes and the resulting wine(s). Previous experience with wine is helpful but not necessary.
(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: Major 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, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the principal wine growing regions of France.
2. Explain why certain grapes are grown in some appellations and not
  others.
3. Explain the unique characteristics of the wines produced in the areas
  studied.
4. Compare and contrast the sensory characteristics of wines produced
  from the different wine regions of France, such as Champagne,
  Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone Valley.
5. Analyze the food-pairing efficacy of the wines studied.
6. Define and explain French Appellation d'Origine Controlee, wine laws.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Principal wine growing regions of France
II.  Grapes that are grown successfully in each of France's major wine
    growing regions
III. Wine styles and characteristics produced in the areas studied
IV.  Direct examination and evaluation of the sensory characteristics of:
   A. Champagne
       1. Chardonnay
       2.  Pinot Noir
       3. Pinot Meunier
   B.  Burgundy
       1. Chardonnay
       2.  Pinot Noir
   C. Bordeaux - Medoc & Graves
       1. Cabernet Sauvignon
       2. Merlot
       3. Cabernet Franc
       4. Petit Verdot
       5.  Malbec
       6. Sauvignon Blanc
       7. Semillion
   D. Bordeaux - St. Emilion & Pomerol
       1. Merlot
       2. Cabernet Franc
   E. Bordeaux - Sauternes & Barsac
       1. Sauvignon Blanc
       2. Semillion
   F. Rhone Valley
       1. Syrah
       2. Grenache
       3.  Marsanne
       4.  Rousanne
       5.  Viognier
 G. Loire Valley
       1. Sauvignon Blanc
       2. Chenin Blanc
       3. Cabernet Franc
 H. Provence & Languedoc-Roussillon (various grape varieties)
V.  Pairing the contrasted wines studied with food
VI. French wine laws and conventions of wine labeling

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.
4. One mid-term quiz and one comprehensive final examination (multiple
choice, true/false, completion).

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%
Portfolio.
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
20 - 30%
Presentation.
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
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Wine Atlas of France, Hugh Johnson and Hubrecht Duijker, Simon &
Schuster, 1997.
Hachette Guide to French Wines 2005: The Definitive Guide to Over 9000 of
the Best Wines in France. Hachette. Miller/Mitchell Beazley, 2005.
Instructor prepared materials.

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