(119) RUSSIAN HISTORY Full year course – 4 credits  This course will explore the rich history of Russia, beginning with a foundations unit on the introduction of Christianity and Russia’s political origins. The majority of the course will focus on the past three centuries, from Peter the Great through Vladimir Putin. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, with a specific emphasis on Russia’s role as an Empire, a Cold War power, and a modern-day global leader. The course will include the study of history, economy, geography and political science, as well as an introduction to Russian culture and language. (1-3)