This course provides a thematic introduction to global commerce, emphasizing the interrelationship of commerce and society. The particular topic of the course will vary dependent upon the instructors' choice, but students in all sections will explore the relationship of commerce and society from an interdisciplinary perspective, emphasizing the ways in which the economy and trade are connected to culture, social movements, and other global factors. Students in the course will also design their Global Focus and write a research proposal that identifies and describes a problem or critical question related to commerce and society. This course ideally is team-taught. CORE 201 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for CORE 401. It normally would be taken during the sophomore year.