ECON 140 - First-Year Seminar in Economics
Section: 001 Jane Austen and Economics
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Course Note:
This First Year Seminar focuses on specific interdisciplinary topics in Economics of current interest. Topics vary each term.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Jane Austen’s beloved novels are universally acknowledged to be some of the greatest works of English literature — but they are also treasure-troves of information about economics. This seminar will introduce you to some of the most intriguing questions and methods in the field of economics through an in-depth study of Austen’s novels. Combining hands-on economic analysis with literary analysis, we will explore questions such as:

  • how did economic conditions motivate Austen to write?
  • How did she address calculations of wealth and poverty?
  • How did changes in financial markets, inheritance laws, and the economics of marriage affect the lives of the men and women in her novels?

ECON 140 - First-Year Seminar in Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
28498
Closed
Wolv. Access
1Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0199535574
Sense and sensibility, Author: Jane Austen., Publisher: Oxford University Press Rev. ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0199535566
Pride and prejudice, Author: Jane Austen ; edited by James Kinsley ; with an introduction and notes by Fiona Stafford., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0199535523
Emma, Author: Jane Austen., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0199535531
Mansfield Park, Author: Jane Austen ; edited by James Kinsley ; with an introduction and notes by Jane Stabler., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0199535558
Persuasion, Author: Jane Austen ; edited by James Kinsley, with an introduction and notes by Deirdre Shauna Lynch., Publisher: Oxford University Press New ed, ed 2008
Required
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