International Trade Minor

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Welcome to the International Trade Minor

The international trade minor is housed in the department of Political Science.

International trade, the exchange of goods and services across borders, has far-reaching socio-economic and political implications and is determined by a complex array of factors.  Trade benefits consumers by expanding the variety of consumer products available, stimulating competition, and interacting  with other international flows like foreign investments and technology transfers, as well as  with global objectives such as international development and environmental preservation.  While exporters benefit, industries competing with imports incur substantial costs of adjustment.  There is often substantial scope and demand for government intervention.

The courses offered as a part of this minor help you explore international trade from a variety of perspective.  You'll use theoretical, empirical, and policy -oriented approaches to your work.

International trade minor requirements

Students enrolled in any degree program may pursue a minor designation in International Trade.

The International Trade Minor requires successful completion of a minimum of four academic course units (eight courses) with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:

Scholarships available to international trade minors

C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation Bursary for International Trade Bursaries are awarded annually to undergraduate students enrolled in Year Three or Four of the International Trade Specialization in the Faculty of Arts who are interested in participating in an international work or study experience. Candidates must be in good academic standing and have a demonstrated financial need. Interested students should apply in the term prior to departure. This fund is made possible by a donation from the C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation to recognize Mr. Howe's significant contributions to Canada's economic prosperity. up to $2,000 each
C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation Scholarships for Excellence in International Trade Several scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four of the International Trade Specialization in the Faculty of Arts. Selection is based on academic achievement. This fund is made possible by a donation from the C. D. Howe Memorial Foundation to recognize Mr. Howe's remarkable contribution to Canada's economic development. $1,500 each
Dixon Scholarships in International Trade Established by the Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation to recognize academic excellence among students pursuing the Specialization in International Trade, several scholarships, of varying amounts, are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled in any year of Honours Arts and Business Co-op with the International Trade Specialization. Varies
Universal Electronics International Trade Travel Award An annual award is presented to a full-time, undergraduate student registered in Arts and Business Co-op, International Trade Specialization on the basis of academic achievement. $500

Questions about the program, policies or paperwork procedures?

Karen Walo, Undergraduate Coordinator & Advisor
k2walo@uwaterloo.ca
Hagey Hall 313
x 33396

or

Anna Esselment, Associate Chair, Undergraduate
alesselm@uwaterloo.ca
Hagey Hall 304
x 32190