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The Chemistry of Beer and Wine in France & Germany

Please Note
  • This course requires students to be on campus for the science lab requirement, both before and after travel occurs.  All students will need to fly back to UofSC to attend the final days of class in person, in the lab.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to sign up for this course. 
  • Vaccination will be required for all students entering France and Germany. 



May 31 - June 17, 2022

Program Fees

*Includes housing accommodations, several excursions and some meals. Does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee
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The Class

Taught by: Augustus W. Fountain III, Ph.D. and Sandy K. Strick, Ph.D.

This is a 4-credit hour SCHC course that fulfills your honors Beyond the Classroom, honors natural science, or honors elective requirement. Please note this course is also an approved Carolina Core-SCI. 

Beer and wine have been produced and enjoyed for thousands of years and have played an important role in the culture, trade and societies of many countries. Join us for travels through France and Germany as a first step in a life-long journey of learning about and appreciating wine and beer, which will complement the discussions of science and technology in the production of fermented beverages. This course is not based on consumption, but rather on the chemistry and biochemistry needed to produce quality fermented products. A week of lecture and lab on site at the University of South Carolina will supplement a tour of Europe’s major centers of wine and beer production.

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