Professor Arne is always on time, organized, and a well-articulated lecturer. Not to mention, one of the best UCLA professors that actually encourage you to learn and not penalize by grading harshly as long as you do the work. I have taken a few of his courses, I still believe he is a great well-rounded professor in the Scandinavian department. Professor Arne is passionate, knowledgeable, and very inclusive towards all his students. He really promotes a good learning experience for all his fellow students. For mid term and finals, tests are "basic" things you learn by attending class and reading over the assigned texts which are manageable, mostly interesting readings that he picked out. Note: I am evaluating this course based on an average student perspective, as I am not a nerd or someone that does all the readings. This is a good class to learn and its easy. Hope it helps.