University of Toronto
Learn to Program: The Fundamentals
University of Toronto

Learn to Program: The Fundamentals

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Jennifer Campbell
Paul Gries

Instructors: Jennifer Campbell

4.7

(6,370 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
25 hours to complete
3 weeks at 8 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 7 modules in this course

This module gives an overview of the course, the editor we will use to write programs, and an introduction to fundamental concepts in Python including variables, mathematical expressions, and functions.

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8 videos10 readings1 quiz

This module introduces strings (a Python data type used to represent text), and a process to follow when creating a function.

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6 videos6 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment

This module introduces Booleans (logical values True and False), how to convert between types, how to use Boolean expressions in if statements to selectively run code, and the concept of a Python module.

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7 videos7 readings1 quiz

This module introduces one way to repeat code (using a for loop), how to manipulate strings, and how to use a debugger to watch a program execute step by step.

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5 videos5 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment

This module introduces another way to repeat code (using a while loop), how to properly document your code to help other programmers understand it, Python's list data type, and the concept of mutation.

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6 videos6 readings1 quiz

This module introduces how to use a for loop over the indexes of a list, how to nest lists, and how to read a write files.

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7 videos6 readings1 quiz1 programming assignment

This module introduces tuples (an immutable version of lists), and Python's dictionary type.

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4 videos3 readings2 quizzes

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4.8 (1,454 ratings)
Jennifer Campbell
University of Toronto
2 Courses489,403 learners
Paul Gries
University of Toronto
2 Courses489,403 learners

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