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Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, English

What you will learn

  • Install Python and write your first program

  • Describe the basics of the Python programming language

  • Use variables to store, retrieve and calculate information

  • Utilize core programming tools such as functions and loops

Skills you will gain

Python Syntax And SemanticsBasic Programming LanguageComputer ProgrammingPython Programming

Learner Career Outcomes

39%

started a new career after completing these courses

39%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 19 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Chapter One - Why we Program?

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min), 6 readings
7 videos
Video: Welcome to Python - Guido van Rossum1m
1.1 - Why Program11m
1.2 - Hardware Overview11m
1.3 - Python as a Language7m
Fun: The Textbook Authors Meet @PyCon20153m
Face to Face Office Hours - Bengaluru, India2m
6 readings
Reading: Welcome to The Class10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Welcome to Python 310m
Textbook: Python for Everybody: Exploring Data in Python 310m
Submitting Assignments10m
Audio Versions of All Lectures10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Installing and Using Python

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Windows 10: Installing Python and Writing A Program8m
Windows: Taking Screen Shots2m
Macintosh: Using Python and Writing A Program4m
Macintosh: Taking Screen Shots4m
Bonus: Eben Upton and the RaspBerry Pi9m
3 readings
Important Reading: Using Python in this Class10m
Notes on Choice of Text Editor10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Chapter One: Why We Program (continued)

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 37 min)
4 videos
Demonstration: Doing the "Hello World" Assignment5m
Interview: Daphne Koller - Building Coursera11m
Face-to-Face Office Hours: Milan, Italy3m
1 practice exercise
Chapter 130m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Chapter Two: Variables and Expressions

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
6 videos
2.2 - Expressions Part 220m
2.3 - Expressions - Part 37m
Worked Exercise: 2.37m
Interview: Pooja Sankar - Building Piazza6m
Office Hours: Mountain View, CA52s
1 reading
Where is the worked exercise for Assignment 2.2?10m
1 practice exercise
Chapter 230m

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About the Python for Everybody Specialization

This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. In the Capstone Project, you’ll use the technologies learned throughout the Specialization to design and create your own applications for data retrieval, processing, and visualization....
Python for Everybody

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