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International Studies

Mode of study On campus
From Monday to Thrusday
Duration and credits 9-10 weeks
12 US credits
Dates January-April
Location Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Language of instruction English


The International Studies program offers a diverse selection of comparative and interdisciplinary courses in the field of Social Sciences.

Students will be enrolled in a total of 4 courses taught in English. Each course is 45 hours and is worth 3 US credits. All courses offer a theoretical and practical component, including visits to local, national or international institutions, government offices or associations relevant to the specific topic of the study.

It is a short term program that lasts less than 90 days, there is therefore no need to obtain a student visa. However, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he/she does not need a student visa to participate in the program. Students who wish to complete a full term may enroll in an additional course from the Study Abroad in Spain Program at the Instituto Franklin-UAH. In this case students will be required to apply for a student visa.



This course is mandatory for all students.


Course: Introduction to Spain

Description: This course will provide a broad overview of Spanish civilization and culture, from its prehistory to the present day. Spain’s significance in the history of thought and deed will be examined in wider international contexts, particularly those pertaining to Western Europe and America. Students will review Spanish culture in its many diverse representations, examining cultural expressions in terms of their perceived universality and authenticity. Topics will be linked to questions of political-cultural identity in contemporary Spain.

Instructor: Professor TBA-Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá


Leadership and Teamwork redimensionada

Course: Management of Organizations: Leadership and Teamwork

Description: This course aims to examine the theory and practices of managing and leading organizations including planning, organizational structure, human behavior and performance measurement. The course is designed to achieve four learning objectives:

  • Master fundamental management and leadership concept and terminology
  • Learn to apply concepts in making effective decisions, leading others and solving problems
  • Internalize a set of insights and attitudes that will enable them to be life-long learners
  • Develop the interpersonal and team interaction skills

Instructor:  Dr. Keith Province, University of Central Missouri.


Global Security redimensionada

Course: Global Security? Contemporary Security Challenges of our Time

Description: This course seeks to understand the obligation of the international community to implement state and human security in our global society. With focus on the state and humanitarian crisis of our time, this course examines from a legal and political perspective what formal responsibility and actual capability major states and international institutions have to protect and prevent civilians from systematic mass atrocities and genocide. The course will examine a number of crisis situations confronting the international community ranging from the conflict in Syria to the challenges arising from global climate change. Each step of the course focuses on specific international actors and explores their formal responsibilities and how these pertain to the obligations of providing for international security.

Instructor: Dr. Don Wallace, University of Central Missouri & Dr. Daniel Silander, Linnaeus University.


Criminal justice redimensionada

Course: Ethics in Criminal Justice

Description: This course explores the concept of morality and is universal to all cultures. Major Ethical theories are reviewed. The principles of justice and a particular theory of justice are considered. Applications of ethical theories are made to: academic integrity; race and ethnicity; gender; sexual orientation; the law; punishment; the death penalty and correction; the police and the courts. Emphasis is placed upon how to make an ethical decision. Foundations, presuppositions and the meaning of morality; major ethical theories and principles to selected areas of human concern and action, with emphasis in the areas of crime and justice.

Instructor: Dr. Erica Lapiere, Keuka College.


Students who wish to complete a full term may register for an additional course in the Study Abroad in Spain program at the Instituto Franklin-UAH.

Students must obtain a student visa for this purpose and remain in the program until completion.

Click here for more information about the courses of the Study Abroad in Spain Program of the Instituto Franklin-UAH


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