Level: 3

Semester: 2

Prerequisite: Any Level II/ Year II course in Caribbean History


Course Description:

With reference to documents, this course examines some of the main themes in the history of Trinidad & Tobago in the 20th Century.  It discusses political, social, economic and cultural developments out of which the fabric of present day society is woven.  It looks at the nature of relationships between the various groups which comprise the society of Trinidad & Tobago as well as those existing between the composite parts of the unitary colony/state up to about 1990.  The course also includes discussion on those outstanding sons/daughters of Trinidad & Tobago who have made significant contributions to life in local, regional and international circles. 


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline the main features of the history of Trinidad and Tobago during this period.
  2. Assess the contribution of the different groups who came, or were brought, to the Country
  3. Explain the factors which affected the relations between Trinidad and Tobago since 1898.
  4.  Describe the structure and operations of the Tobago House of Assembly.
  5. Trace the process of the constitutional development of Trinidad and Tobago.
  6. Identify the main social problems of the country and their causes
  7. Compare the historical experience of Trinidad with that of Tobago.
  8. Evaluate the contribution of individuals to the development of Trinidad and Tobago.
  9. Discuss the economic development of the country across the period.
  10. Evaluate primary sources: examine the evidence critically, interpret information, provide reasoned arguments, recognise bias, omissions and the complexity of issues in documentary sources.



Top of Page