Richard Kover

Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies
Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology

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Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies
Email
kover@ualberta.ca

Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology
Email
kover@ualberta.ca

Courses

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy: Values and Society

An introduction to the classical problems of philosophy through study and critical discussion of selected philosophical classics and contemporary works. Emphasis will be placed on questions of moral and other values and on the nature of society and justice.


PHIL 102 - Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality

An introduction to the classical problems of philosophy through study and critical discussion of selected philosophical classics and contemporary works. Emphasis will be placed on questions of the nature and extent of human knowledge and classic problems about the nature of reality and our place in it.


PSYCH 432 - Psychological Studies of Dreaming

An overview of dream studies, including the psychology of dreaming, dreaming and cognition, personality and dreaming, therapeutic dream use, and dreams in art and culture. Prerequisite: one of PSYCH 223, 233, 241, 333, or 341. [Faculty of Arts]


PSYCH 436 - Psychology of Self-Estrangement

Basic description of self-deception and self-estrangement in psychoanalytic and existential humanistic theories. Discussion of basic determinants of self-deception and, alternatively, self-awareness, as well as considerations of the methods of inquiry appropriate to the area. Prerequisite: One of PSYCH 223, 233, 241, 333, or 341. [Faculty of Arts]


R SOC 450 - Environmental Sociology

Introduction to a field in sociological inquiry that addresses how individuals and groups influence, and are influenced by, natural resources and environmental conditions. Examination of individual-level influences, such as beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as broader social-level influences at the institutional and organizational level. Focus is on providing an understanding and appreciation for the interaction between human attitudes, behaviors, and organizations with other components of the ecosystem. Prerequisite: *60 or more. An introductory Sociology course is strongly recommended.


R SOC 650 - Environmental Sociology

Introduction to a field in sociological inquiry that addresses how individuals and groups influence, and are influenced by, natural resources and environmental conditions. Examination of individual-level influences, such as beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as broader social-level influences at the institutional and organizational level. Focus is on providing an understanding and appreciation for the interaction between human attitudes, behaviors, and organizations with other components of the ecosystem. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Not to be taken if credit received for R SOC 450


STS 210 - Environment, Science, Culture, and Values

An examination of the interrelations between human cultural frameworks and environmental issues, emphasizing an interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences perspective.


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Publications

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Alberta Oil Sands (But were Afraid to Ask Jacques Lacan)"

Author(s): T.R. Kover
Publication Date: 6/15/2019
Publication: New York
Volume: The Discourse and Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century
External Link: https://www.routledge.com/The-Rhetoric-of-Oil-in-the-Twenty-First-Century-Government-Corporate/Graves-Beard/p/book/9781138484375

"Of Killer Apes and Tender Carnivores: A Shepardian Critique of Burkert and Girard on Hunting and the Evolution of Religion"

Author(s): T.R. Kover
Publication Date: 12/16/2018
Volume: Studies in Religion

"Are the Oil Sands Sublime? Edward Burtynsky and the Vicissitudes of the Sublime"

Author(s): T.R. Kover
Publication Date: 5/16/2014
Publication: Toronto
Volume: Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene

"Flesh, Death and Tofu: Hunting Vegetarianism and Carnal Knowledge"

Author(s): T.R.Kover
Publication Date: 12/16/2010
Publication: New York
Volume: Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone
Page Numbers: 171-183
External Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Hunting-Philosophy-Everyone-Search-Wild/dp/1444335693