Fall 2017 - I loved taking this class with Professor Cohen. He is a great professor and encourages all of his students to participate. by fostering a friendly and collaborative classroom environment. Before taking this class I was not very interested in film and was intimidated by the subject material, but I really enjoyed this class. A warning: his midterm was surprisingly difficult and he was really disappointed in our scores. That's because the wording of his questions are confusing and some were opinion based. He expected us to remember small details that he had mentioned in class early on in the quarter. My advice is to: 1) Do all the readings and know them well because he gave us direct quotes and asked us to identify the authors, even though we did not really go over them in class. 2) Take really good notes during class and review them well before the test 3) Listen really carefully to what he says will be on the test because he will give you some answers the lectures before the exam Don't worry too much though, Cohen is really helpful and as long as you watch all the films and pay attention in class you'll be fine.