- Linfield College
Wine Studies Minor

Wine Studies Coordinator

Greg Jones
Melrose Hall 105, A-528


Nancy Broshot, Environmental Studies
Virlena Crosley, Business
Bill Fleeger, Environmental Studies
Rob Gardner, Sociology
Brian Gilbert, Chemistry
Brenda DeVore Marshall, Communication Arts
Russel Paine, Business
Jeff D. Peterson, LCN/SOAN
Thomas Reinert, Chemistry
Sharon Wagner, Business
Lisa Weidman, Journalism and Media Studies
Jeremy Weisz, Biology

Catalog Description

Wine Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to allow students the opportunity to obtain knowledge about the history, culture, production, business, science and appreciation of wine. Courses in this major encourage understanding and critical analysis of the cultural, social and economic significance of wine in Oregon and around the world. Students who complete a major in Wine Studies will be better prepared for graduate studies in viticulture, enology or wine business. They will also be well positioned to pursue careers in the wine industry or the hospitality industry.

Goals for the Minor

In successfully completing a minor in Wine Studies, a student will:

  • Demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of the wine industry;
  • Apply their understanding to the unique aspects of the wine industry in our region;
  • Employ specialized skills in (and to) the wine industry through experiential learning or in-depth research.

Course Requirements

To be awarded the Wine Studies minor, students must complete:

  1. The course requirements listed below, 18 credits of which cannot be used to fulfill any other degree requirement (other major, other minor or LC).

For a minor: a minimum of 22 credits distributed as follows:

Common Core: 16 credits including;

WINE 101 - The Geography of Wine (4)
WINE 211 - Introduction to Viticulture (2)
WINE 212 - Introduction to Wine Making (2)
WINE 213 - Introduction to Wine Business (2)
WINE 214 - Introduction to Wine Sensory Evaluation (2)
WINE 234 - Diverse Voices Across the Wine Industry (4; also listed as COMM 234)
WINE 325 – Topics in Wine and Sustainability (4)
WINE 326 – Topics in Wine Culture and History (4)

Electives: a minimum of 6 credits, 4 credits of which must be 300 level or higher, from;

WINE 112 - Microbiology of Grapes and Wine (3; also listed as BIOL 112)
WINE 234 - Diverse Voices Across the Wine Industry (4; also listed as COMM 234)
WINE 298 – Jan-Term Course (4)
WINE 325 – Topics in Wine and Sustainability (4)
WINE 326 – Topics in Wine Culture and History (4)
WINE 398 – Jan-Term Course (4)
WINE 485 – Seminar (1-3)
WINE 490 – Research/Thesis (4)
BIOL 285 - Principles of Ecology (5)
BIOL 290 - Plants and Society (4)
BNAC 260 - Financial Accounting (4)
BNAC 261 - Managerial Accounting (4)
BNMG 310 - Organizational Behavior and Management (4)
BNMK 321 - Marketing (4)
BNMK 420 - Sales and Sales Management (4)
BNMK 421 - Promotions Management (4)
CHEM 300 - The Art and Science of Brewing (4)
ENVS 304 - Climate Change: Causes, Consequences, and Mitigation (3)
ENVS 357 - Environmental Communication and Advocacy (4; also listed as JAMS and COMM)
ENVS 360 - Forest Ecology and Management (4)
ENVS 450 - Environmental Health (3)
JAMS 343 - Social Media Theory and Practice (4)
JAMS 347 - Principles of Public Relations (4)
JAMS 349 - Principles of Advertising (4)
COMM 340 - Persuasion and Social Influence (4)

All courses taken for the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Some courses in the elective list may have additional prerequisites or may be cross-listed in other departments.