CoordinatorJ. Kline Harrison, Associate Provost for Global Affairs

The minor in global trade and commerce studies consists of a total of 15 hours. Candidates for the minor will be required to take CGS 260 (Seminar in Global Trade and Commerce Studies), after having a study abroad experience for academic credit (short-term, summer, or semester) and upon completion of and/or enrollment in 12 hours of approved electives in GTCS. (International students residing in the US in a non-immigrant visa status are exempt from the study abroad requirement.) No more than six of the 15 hours for the minor may be taken in a single discipline or in the School of Business.

The following list contains courses within Wake Forest University that qualify as a global trade and commerce studies course. Courses taken during the study abroad experience which may qualify as a GTCS course also will be reviewed and approved by the coordinator of the minor.

The Wake Forest semester programs in Cambridge, England, and Salamanca, Spain, offer programs tailored for the global trade and commerce minor. In Cambridge, students may take up to four courses in political science, business, and economics that fulfill minor requirements. Through the Salamanca program for GTCS minors, students may choose up to three courses in business and economics that meet the requirements for the minor. For both of these programs, courses count as Wake Forest credit with no pre-approval required for Wake Forest students. Additional information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies. Courses taken abroad through Affiliate programs which have a significant international and business/economics focus and have been approved by a WFU department may also be submitted to Dr. Harrison (syllabus required) for individual approval.


CGS 260. Seminar in Global Trade and Commerce. (3h) Provides integrative knowledge in global trade and commerce. Focuses on understanding the global environment and the variety of issues associated with global trade and commerce.


Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of this bulletin. The program coordinator maintains a complete list of all approved elective courses. For course descriptions, see the relevant department’s listings in this publication.

Anthropology (ANT)

337. Economic Anthropology (3h)

Business & Enterprise Management (BEM)

315. Managing in a Global Context (3h)

322. Global Marketing Strategy (3h)

375. Contemporary Issues in Business and Foundations of Capitalism (3h)

391. Global Business Studies (3h) abroad credit only

Chinese Language and Culture (CHI)

255. Business Chinese (3h)

Communication (COM)

350.  Intercultural Communication (3h)

351.  Comparative Communication (3h)

354. International Communication (3h)

Contemporary Global Studies (CGS)

229. Internship in International Studies (1h-3h)

Economics (ECN)

271. Selected Areas in Economics (3h) Cambridge, or pre-approved only

322. Money, Banking and Financial Markets (3h) Cambridge only

323. Financial Markets (3h) Cambridge only

351. International Trade (3h)

352. International Finance (3h)

358. Economic Growth and Development (3h)

372. Selected Areas in Economics (3h) Cambridge, or pre-approved only

Entrepreneurship (ENT)

200. Creativity and Innovation (3h) Barcelona only

322. Religion, Poverty and Social Entrepreneurship (3h)

Finance (FIN)

234. International Finance (3h)

French Studies (FRH)

329.  French for Business Communication (3h)

330.  French for Management (3h)

German Studies (GER)

329. Business German I (3h)

330. Business German II (3h)

History (HST)

105. Africa in World History (3h)

107. Middle East & the World (3h)

108. The Americas and the World (3h)

109. Asia and the World (3h)

224. Great Britain since 1750 (3h)

231. Russia and the Soviet Union: 1865 to the Present (3h)

243. The Middle East since 1500 (3h)

245. Modern China since 1850 (3h)

247. Japan since 1600 (3h)

249. Introduction to East Asia (3h)

251. Modern South Asia (3h)

257. The U.S and the World since 1914 (3h)

275. Modern Latin America (3h)

310. 20th-Century Eastern Europe (3h)

347. The Rise of Asian Economic Power since WWII (3h)

350. World Economic History: Globalization, Wealth and Poverty, 1500-Present (3h)

Italian (ITA)

280. Business Italian (3h)

Politics and International Affairs (POL)

232. Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe (3h)

235. European Integration (3h)

238. Comparative Economic Development and Political Change (3h)

239. State, Economy and International Competitiveness (3h)

242. Topics in Comparative Politics (3h) Cambridge or pre-approved only

253. International Political Economy (3h)

256. International Security (3h)

257. Politics of International Development (3h)

260. U.S. and East Asia (3h)

262. International Organizations (3h)

Psychology (PSY)

357.  Cross-Cultural Psychology (3h)

Religion (REL)

344. Religion, Poverty and Social Entrepreneurship (3h)

Sociology (SOC)

363. Global Capitalism (3h)

365. Technology, Culture, and Change (3h)

Spanish (SPA)

195. Spanish Language and Culture for Global Trade and Commerce (1.5h-3h)

325. Spanish for Business I (3h)

326. International Business: Spanish/Latin America (3h) abroad credit only

327. Spanish for Business II (3h)

380. Spanish for the Professions (3h)

387. Cultural Industries and Institutions in Spain and Spanish America (3h)

388. Global Negotiation and Conflict-Management Skills in a
Spanish-Speaking Setting (3h)

390. International Business: Spain and Latin America (3h)

391. Internship in Spanish for Business and the Professions (1.5h-3h)