Professor Cohen has been teaching in the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures and the Residential College since 1985. He also worked as an Associate Professor in LSA Humanities and at the College of Engineering from 1970-1985.
He particulary enjoys teaching the introductory film course, SAC 236: Art of the Film.
Over the years, he has taught courses or written on a number of other film directors such as Harold Lloyd, Frank Capra, Orson Welles, Robert Altman, Michael Curtiz, John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Fuller, Robert Bresson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Francois Truffaut, Satyajit Ray, Wim Wenders, and Werner Herzog.
Cohen has recently completed an essay juxtaposing contrasting attitudes toward God and human nature in two films by Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves and Dogville).
Recent Courses Taught
SAC 236 - Art of Film
SAC 340 - Writing Film Criticism
SAC 441 - Nordic Cinema
SAC 455 - Religion in Film