The required sophomore course for all Global Commerce majors. The goals of this half-credit course are to create a vibrant intellectual community of students and to assist students with their design of their six-course Global Focus through classroom discussion, peer review, and presentation and through consultation with the course coordinator (Global Commerce Program Director), faculty advisor, Director of Off-Campus Study, the Global Commerce Program Administrator, and other interested faculty members. Through these processes, the students will chart out their courses in their Global Commerce major for the next four or five semesters—including coursework from potential off-campus study programs that they wish to count toward the major. By the completion of the course, students will submit and present the Global Focus proposal, in which they synthesize intended coursework, an off campus experience (off-campus study and/or an internship), and language training in a way that allows them to develop a coherent area of focus within Global Commerce. The course coordinator will evaluate the proposals, in consultation with the Global Commerce Program Committee as necessary. GC 200 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for GC 201.