The student will describe the interaction of physical and human systems that have shaped contemporary European. Describe the location of major physical features and their impact on Europe. Describe the major climates of Europe and how they have affected Europe. Analyze the importance of Europe's coastal location, climatic characteristics, and river systems regarding population, economic development, and world influenced. Describe the various ethnic and religious groups in Europe and the influence of geography on those groups and their major customs and traditions. Explain why Europe has a highly integrated network of highways, waterways, railroads, and airline linkages. Analyze the impact of geography on Russia in terms of population distribution, trade, and involvement in European affairs. Analyze the environmental issues associated with industrial and natural resource development in Europe, including Russia.