Academic Catalog

2018-2019

Global Commerce (GC)

GC 101 - Commerce and Society (4 Credit Hours)

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. GC 101 is required for all Global Commerce majors and is a prerequisite for Global Commerce 201.

GC 199 - Introductory Topics in Global Commerce (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

GC 200 - Global Focus Proposal for Global Commerce (0.5 Credit Hours)

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 faculty and staff including the course coordinator, Director and Assistant Director Global Commerce, 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. The Global Focus must be approved in order for a student to proceed in the major.

Prerequisite(s): GC 101.

Corequisite(s): GC 201.

GC 201 - Elements of Commerce (4 Credit Hours)

This course provides an introduction 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 GC 301 and GC 401. It normally would be taken during the sophomore year.

Prerequisite(s): GC 101.

Corequisite(s): GC 200.

GC 250 - General Topics in Global Commerce (4 Credit Hours)

Open to intermediate students. These courses are offered in a variety of areas related to Global Commerce.

GC 299 - Intermediate Topics in Global Commerce (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

GC 301 - Global Financial Markets (4 Credit Hours)

This 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 are 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.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 101 and ECON 102 and GC 101 and GC 201.

GC 350 - Seminar in Global Commerce (4 Credit Hours)

Open to advanced students. These topical seminars will be offered in a variety of areas related to Global Commerce.

Prerequisite(s): GC 201 and ECON 102.

GC 361 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

GC 362 - Directed Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

GC 363 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

GC 364 - Independent Study (1-4 Credit Hours)

GC 399 - Advanced Topics in Global Commerce (1-4 Credit Hours)

A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.

GC 401 - Global Commerce Senior Seminar (4 Credit Hours)

This course serves as the culminating experience of the Global Commerce major. Students will combine their research, writing, teamwork, and presentation skills with interactions with professionals from the business and non-profits sectors to produce their final senior project. Work during the semester will include a sophisticated reflective component that requires students to articulate the connections among the curricular and co-curricular elements of their major experiences. Final projects will incorporate students’ language skills, knowledge related to their global focus, and understanding of organizational strategies and cultures as developed through the GC core courses, co-curricular opportunities and off-campus experience. GC 401 is required for all Global Commerce majors.

Prerequisite(s): GC 101, GC 201 and GC 301.

GC 451 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)

GC 452 - Senior Research (4 Credit Hours)