University of Leeds
An Introduction to Programming using Python

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University of Leeds

An Introduction to Programming using Python

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Dr Rafael Papallas
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Instructors: Dr Rafael Papallas


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Beginner level

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9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Describe what computer programming is, recognising its purpose and how it enables the creation and execution of computer programs.

  • Explain what algorithms are and their significance in programming.

  • Create programs that accept user input, display output, and utilise essential programming constructs such as if statements, loops, and functions.

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There are 2 modules in this course

This first week of the course will give you an understanding of the basic principles of programming. You will learn what programming is and be introduced to some basic theory of computers. You will also learn what an algorithm is and learn the basics of propositional logic – the fundamental underpinnings of programming. Finally, you will look at some basic Python syntax such as variables, data types and input/output, and you will write a simple Python program.

What's included

17 videos11 readings5 quizzes3 discussion prompts3 ungraded labs

The second week will introduce some more advanced programming concepts. In particular, conditionals (if statements), loops and functions. With these under your belt, you will be able to write small but complex programs. By the end of the week, you will be able to put together a Python program that commands a small virtual robot to move in space!

What's included

13 videos9 readings4 quizzes1 assignment3 discussion prompts5 ungraded labs


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4.8 (12 ratings)
Dr Rafael Papallas
University of Leeds
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