Turkana Basin Institute Sustainability Themed Path (TBS) SBC Integrated Course Cluster

The Turkana Basin Institute (TBI), in partnership with Stony Brook’s Department of Anthropology and Sustainability Studies Program, offers a unique semester abroad field school opportunity focusing on integrating knowledge in five main spheres: food, water, health, energy, and a deep-time perspective of interactions between these and human survival. Students in the disciplines of environmental science or sustainability studies require long-term perspectives on how these issues arose and relate to changing relations between humans and our environment, and modern perspectives on the ways specific issues articulate with complex climatological, ecological, and social systems today. This curriculum will prepare students to craft workable, equitable solutions to problems in sustainable development via diverse career paths.