Global Commerce

CORE-101
Credit Hours:
Elements of Commerce
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce. The course features three main components: an introduction to the language and forms of business, an overview of accounting fundamentals, and discussion of business ethics. Throughout the course, students will gain significant facility in spreadsheet development and manipulation. GC 101 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for GC 401.
GC-101
Credit Hours:
4
Commerce and Society
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. This course ideally is team-taught. GC 101 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for Global Commerce 201.
GC-199
Credit Hours:
1-4
Introductory Topics in Global Commerce
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
GC-200
Credit Hours:
.5
Global Focus Proposal for Global Commerce
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.
CORE-201
Credit Hours:
Commerce & Society – Sophomore Seminar
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. GC 201 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for GC 401. It normally would be taken during the sophomore year.
GC-201
Credit Hours:
4
Elements of Commerce
This course provides an introductory focus to the elements of global commerce. The course features three main components: an introduction to the language and forms of business, an overview of accounting fundamentals, and discussion of business ethics. Throughout the course, students will gain significant facility in spreadsheet development and manipulation. GC 201 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for Global Commerce 401. It normally would be taken during the sophomore year.
GC-250
Credit Hours:
4
General Topics in Global Commerce
Open to intermediate students. These courses will be offered in a variety of areas related to Global Commerce. Prerequisite: GC 101.
GC-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in Global Commerce
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
GC-301
Credit Hours:
4
Global Financial Markets
The course explores the determination of exchange rates and global interest rates and how they can be affected by national monetary policies. The historical and institutional development of the global financial system will be investigated with an emphasis on the differential effects of international finance on developed and developing countries. GC 301 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for GC 401.
CORE-301
Credit Hours:
Global Financial Markets
The course explores the determination of exchange rates and global interest rates and how they can be affected by national monetary policies. The historical and institutional development of the global financial system will be investigated with an emphasis on the differential effects of international finance on developed and developing countries. GC 301 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for GC 401.
GC-350
Credit Hours:
4
Seminar in Global Commerce
Open to advanced students. These topical seminars will be offered in a variety of areas related to Global Commerce. Prerequisite: GC 201 and ECON 102.
GC-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
GC-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
GC-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
GC-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
GC-399
Credit Hours:
1-4
Advanced Topics in Global Commerce
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
CORE-401
Credit Hours:
Global Commerce Senior Seminar
This course serves as the capstone to the Global Commerce major. The senior seminar will provide students with a significant research experience culminating in the GC Senior Experience: either a) the creation of a significant research project or b) the accomplishment of a significant applied experience including a sophisticated reflective component. Both forms of the GC Senior Experience will culminate in a public presentation of that describes and assesses the work. Both forms must also incorporate elements of the Global Focus or transnational perspective developed as a component of the major. Alongside the development of the GC Senior Experience, students will also explore advanced scholarly work on the topic of Global Commerce. GC 401 is required for all Global Commerce majors.
GC-401
Credit Hours:
4
Global Commerce Senior Seminar
This course serves as the capstone to the Global Commerce major. The senior seminar will provide students with a significant research experience culminating in the GC Senior Experience: either a) the creation of a significant research project or b) the accomplishment of a significant applied experience including a sophisticated reflective component. Both forms of the GC Senior Experience will culminate in a public presentation of that describes and assesses the work. Both forms must also incorporate elements of the Global Focus or transnational perspective developed as a component of the major. Alongside the development of the GC Senior Experience, students will also explore advanced scholarly work on the topic of Global Commerce. GC 401 is required for all Global Commerce majors.
GC-451
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research
GC-452
Credit Hours:
4
Senior Research