Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FDSC 2400 - Wines and Grapes: Composition and Analysis

(also VIEN 2400 )
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: one semester of chemistry. Enrollment preference given to: Viticulture and Enology and Food Science majors.

G. Sacks.

Investigates the composition of grapes and wine and the most common analytical tools used in their evaluation. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of grape and wine analyses are considered.

Outcome 1: Have knowledge of common quantitative and qualitative metrics relevant to grapegrowing and winemaking, the range of values typically observed for each metric, and the utility of these metrics to wine or grape production.

Outcome 2: Have knowledge of different methods for measuring wine and grape components, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Outcome 3: Have knowledge of basic techniques in maintaining, evaluating, and troubleshooting instrumentation.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate mastery of general chemistry concepts important to calculations associated with wine and grape analysis, including chemical equilibria, dimensional analysis, and stoichiometry.

Outcome 5: Demonstrate practical proficiency with routine protocols in wine and grape analysis.

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