Alexander Welch

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
MDST 2000: Introduction to Media Studies
Credits: 3–4
This course is a survey introduction to the complex and increasingly pervasive impact of mass media in the U.S. and around the world. It provides a foundation for helping you to understand how mass media -- as a business, as well as a set of texts -- operates. The course also explores contextual issues -- how media texts and businesses are received by audiences and by regulatory bodies.
PLAP 4500: Special Topics in American Politics
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in American government or American political development. Prerequisite: One course in PLAP or instructor permission.
PLIR 4500: Special Topics in International Relations
Credits: 3
Intensive analysis of selected issues and concepts in international relations. Prerequisite: One course in PLIR or instructor permission.