Summer 2020 - If you have not taken Professor Lunde yet you are missing out. He is not only immensely passionate about the subject but he cares about his students so much. I have become a Scandinavian minor because of him and I highly recommend it. Any Scand. class that I enroll in is taught by him. He is the best!
Fall 2019 - It's funny because I did not know how to rate his helpfulness because I rarely needed help in the course (except after a death in my family, which he was extremely supportive about). It was so organized. He made everything clear and really is one of the most pleasant people I have ever met. He is just a delight, he is knowledgeable and very funny. We had a midterm and a final. They both consisted of people identification (from a list of relevant people, we had to write down their occupation, 2-3 films they were associated with, and 2 biographical facts), film identification (by dialogue for the midterm, and then by image for the final), and then an essay. I am super anxious about exams but these went well for me. As long as you pay attention to the material, it will be an easy experience. I learned so much about Ingmar Bergman and Swedish film in general, and I want to keep the slides and my notes forever because he made it all so interesting. I would love to take another course with Lunde. I'd also just love to be Lunde's friend because like I said he's just a delight. Definitely recommend anything he teaches.
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.
Professor Arne is a very well lecturer, knowledgeable, and highly organized. I took his class during fall, it was a very interesting course. Students would enjoy the class and get a good grade as long as you do all your weekly readings, response paper, and participate in class discussion. I would definitely recommend Professor Arne if you were considering taking a Scandinavian course because he is a wonderful professor who tries to help in any way possible. : ) I got an A at the end. I was a fun, entertaining, and easy course if you do the work.