Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VIEN 4650 - Wine Microbiology

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: general microbiology lecture and laboratory, organic chemistry, biochemistry. Knowledge of wine production is recommended but not required. Co-meets with VIEN 5650 .

P. Gibney.

We live in a microbial world: microbes are all around us affecting almost every aspect of our lives. This course focuses on the roles that microbes play in the production and spoilage of wine. Wine microbiology is a 3 credit course (2 lecture credits, 1 laboratory credit).

Outcome 1: Identify the different microbes present during wine production, and describe the positive or negative roles that they play during wine production.

Outcome 2: Evaluate potential microbial issues with stuck/sluggish/spoiled fermentations.

Outcome 3: Describe classic and modern approaches used to understand the microbiology of wines.

Outcome 4: Explain and apply routine microbiological techniques useful in a winery.

Outcome 5: Develop independent research projects related to the roles of microbes in the winery, including designing and executing experiments to rigorously test hypotheses.

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