This course introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language. Together with its complement SPAN 201, this course will enable a student to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations. By viewing 26, half-hour television programs and other material, students will develop oral and written skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and idioms. Pronunciation, comprehension, and writing are emphasized and are an essential component of the course. SPAN 200 is a prerequiste for SPAN 201.