International and Comparative Studies (PICS)
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Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS)
1080 South University Avenue, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Phone: (734) 764-2268
Fax: (734) 615-8880
The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) provides a forum for international partnerships and interdisciplinary learning, bringing together scholars with practitioners and representatives of multilateral institutions to address emerging global problems and engage in dialogue related to the three themes of PICS: human rights, international development, and international security and cooperation.
Knowledge and insight pertaining to global affairs and different societies and cultures are more important than ever in today's interconnected world. A well-developed international perspective contributes to personal intellectual growth, is an increasingly important component of America's civic culture, and is required for success in an expanding number of professions.
Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.
International & Comparative Studies (PICS) Advising
The International Studies advisor will assist students in developing a program of study. All proposals must receive written approval by the Director of PICS, ideally before a student begins taking courses for the minor. Students who have taken an appropriate course before signing up may request it be counted toward the minor when applying for approval.
Advising for the Honors plan is provided by the PICS Director and the PICS Honors Thesis advisor.
Peer Advising is provided by the International Studies Student Council (ISSC)
The International Studies Student Council (ISSC) is a board consisting of four officers who are elected each year to represent student interests within the program, and may coordinate activities such as social events, career panels, lectures, an annual conference, and a graduation reception.
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