MV0221 Viticulture, 7.5 CreditsVinodling
SubjectsBiology Soil science
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Prior knowledgeBasic eligibility and English 6 or equivalent.
ObjectivesOn completion of the course, students should be able to:
- describe the geological, biological, climatological and economic conditions for viticulture
- give an account of the current wine production focusing on Europe
- give an account of the various aspects of wine making
- assess and discuss quality and quantity aspects in wine growing from a production and sustainability perspective.
ContentThe course deals with wine growing and winemaking in a general perspective. Through examples from different wine-producing areas, the conditions for viticulture are discussed. The course presents prerequisites for grape production and its environmental interactions. Current cultivation and winemaking technology are discussed. Furthermore, the influence of different cultivation systems and production methods on the quality and quantity of wine is introduced. Attention is also given to the economic and social aspects of vine cultivation sustainability. The course comprises lectures, literature studies, individual thesis work based on a personal choice, wine quality assessments and a study visit. The following areas are included:
- the geological, biological, climatological and economic conditions of viticulture
- the environmental impact of vine cultivation
- wine production globally with focus on Europe
- the history of viticulture
- quality assessment of wine
Formats and requirements for examinationThe following is required for a passed course:
- approved written or oral exam
- approved oral and written presentation of individual written assignment
- approved participation in study visit
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe course is given half-time during the evening, a study visit is conducted during a weekend, alternatively in the student’s own direction after consultation with the course leader.
Responsible departmentDepartment of Soil and Environment
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Soil scienceCourse code: MV0221 Application code: SLU-10112 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Soil and Environment Pace: 50%