OENOLOGY 3520WT - Advances in Wine Science III
Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code OENOLOGY 3520WT Course Advances in Wine Science III Coordinating Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Waite Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 7 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites OENOLOGY 3033WT or OENOLOGY 3500WT. Mid-year entry students can be waived from the pre-requisite requirement. Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students only Course Description Current research and advanced practices in viticulture and oenology will be examined through lecture/tutorial-based discussion. Viticultural topics will include water relations, water and nutrient use efficiency, climate change, salinity, organic and biodynamic practices and genetic advancement. From an oenological context, emphasis will be placed on grape and wine phenolics and flavour compounds; methods of analysis in wine science; yeast biochemistry, ethanol toxicity, wine stability, yeast aroma compounds; malolactic fermentation. The course will consist of lectures, lab-based practicals, topic debates and a final sensory skill presentation based on sensory skills developed over the course of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology Program.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Sue Bastian
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThe anticipated knowledge, skills and attitude to be developed by the student are:
1. Improved knowledge of current research and advanced practices in viticulture and oenology.
2. Ability to identify and explain new methods of analysis in wine science, yeast biochemistry and contributions to wine composition, wine stability, malolactic fermentation and fermentation technology.
3. Ability to critically assess current research in viticulture and oenology.
4. Ability to provide a verbal account of sensory evaluation of unknown wines.
5. Ability to prepare and deliver a consultancy report providing solutions to a viticultural issue faced by the wine industry.
6. Ability to utilise and build on skills developed through prior courses in viticulture and oenology.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3-6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,5-6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesStudents will need to provide their own lab coats to some sessions.
The lecturer responsible for each lecture topic may provide you with a list of references. It is recommended that you study these references, as they will reinforce the lecture material.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will be delivered by the following means:
Lectures: 2 hours per week
Practicals: 4 hours per week
Tutorial: 1 hour per week
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g., lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryThe course will consist of lectures, group reports and presentations on set topics and individual sensory presentations that utilise and build on skills developed through prior courses in the undergraduate or postgraduate oenology programs.
Specific Course Requirements
The teaching staff will attempt to assist students in all reasonable ways but ultimately you are responsible for your own learning. You should ensure that you are familiar with the course arrangements and work requirements and deadlines as set out in this course outline.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceNo formal Small Group Discovery Experience is offered as part of this course.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Type of assessment Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurdle (yes or no) Learning outcomes achieved Consultancy assignment Formative & Summative 25% no 1,3,5-6 Sensory presentation Formative & Summative 25% no 2,4 End-of-semester examination Summative 50% yes 1-3,6
Assessment Related RequirementsHURDLE REQUIREMENTS
Assessment Item Requirement for hurdle Is additional assessment available if student
does not meet hurdle requirement?
Details of additional assessment, if known End of Semester Exam 40% minimum Yes Additional assessment
Assessment DetailConsultancy assignment
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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