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About the Course

This course introduces the basics of Python 3, including conditional execution and iteration as control structures, and strings and lists as data structures. You'll program an on-screen Turtle to draw pretty pictures. You'll also learn to draw reference diagrams as a way to reason about program executions, which will help to build up your debugging skills. The course has no prerequisites. It will cover Chapters 1-9 of the textbook "Fundamentals of Python Programming," which is the accompanying text (optional and free) for this course. The course is for you if you're a newcomer to Python programming, if you need a refresher on Python basics, or if you may have had some exposure to Python programming but want a more in-depth exposition and vocabulary for describing and reasoning about programs. This is the first of five courses in the Python 3 Programming Specialization....

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Oct 17, 2019

It's a must join course for the people who want to deep dive into the world of Python. I really loving this course very much. I wanna explore more hence opting for other parts of this specialization.

Dec 7, 2020

The course was very comprehensive and easy to understand. The instructors made sure that they are giving the information in a way that won't make me confused. Thank you so much for this great course!

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By Ashwinkumar A P

Dec 13, 2019

For beginners, new comers in programming this course is absolutely amazing.

One thing I really liked in this course was the runestone textbook. The textbook being interactive is of great value. I learned most of the stuff from it before moving on to videos which made it easier

By Cristian M P D

Mar 13, 2019

Great course for learning the basics in Python 3. The book is really useful and the exercises make you think a lot. You'll have to sit for a while and think how to figure out what to do. That's a good thing for a course if you really want to learn how to think in programming.

By Kaushik N D

Jul 16, 2020

The Course is very useful especially for beginners. It also has a textbook feature where the programmers can practice coding and solve some exercises, which makes this course even more special. Overall, it's a first stepping stone towards learning to program using Python3

By Nicolas S V

Apr 4, 2020

Nice basics course. I consider exercises to be didactic and well structured. You will get the basic concepts of programming as well as a nice introduction to the Python language. As an experienced developer, I completed the whole course in less than two hours. Have fun!!

By Hanz X P

Oct 3, 2020

I love it even though I am not a so good person having a brilliant mind. The professors were good in teaching and I recommended the course practices for beginners. And the course notes was very helpful since it it also interactive also with explanations and assessments.


May 29, 2020

Excellent Course. The interactive textbook is very very good. It helps a lot in learning the key concepts. You can run the code while reading it. The exercises are also very good. The instructors are also brilliant. Perfect course for beginners who want to learn python.

By Rathish K

May 7, 2020

The course is designed very well. The videos, text explains the concept in great detail. The assessments are also prepared very well making me think and code and i enjoy doing them. With the practice i have done sofar, i can write basic python codes by myself.


By Sai K k

Aug 17, 2020

Very good teaching from basics, even if you don't have any knowledge of programming you can go with the course blindly, but some times you may face challenges you can always visit the forum and put up your doubt or when you get stuck I'm sure that someone will help you

By Gregory D

May 3, 2020

I came into this course with virtually no knowledge of Python programming, and have since learned quite a bit and now have a solid foundation for continuing my learning. Course load was very manageable, and provided a good balance of lectures, reading, and assignments.

By 全末西

Feb 19, 2019

It was good. I have never learned programming before and i feel it easy to learn through the lessons and textbook. And here now, i have had command of the basic skills, feeling confident and truly proud. I strongly recommend the course and will study further in Python.

By Luis G A B

Aug 25, 2019

Very nice, i appreciate the time to make this amazing course, i learn the fundamentals and i know where to go when i need some info to keep understand and advance in my formation of python.

Thanks for the opportunity to complete taking my time and going at my own pace.

By Santiago A

May 29, 2020

This course is a review for those of us who have done the Python for Everybody Specialization, but it goes into a few interesting additional detail, specially around mutation, assignment and some typical patterns. It's a bit slow at times but a very solid foundation.


Oct 29, 2020

I find the pacing of the lessons perfect. Some of the exercises were quite challenging, but doable. I find that good because it tested my understanding of the lesson. This is highly recommended if you want to have a good foundation on Python and build on from there.

By Aryan S

May 15, 2020

I would recommend this course to everyone . I had prior programming knowledge in C , but still this course taught me new things. Instructors are good (watch at 1.25X tho) and runestone textbook is awesome. The tests are also fine and check your understanding well.

By Aku-Jaakko S

Feb 6, 2020

A great course, teaching is top class, the virtual learning environment is the best I've seen! Course advances very logically and there is plenty of exercises to get the needed repetitions to learn the course topics. Highly recommended as your first Python course!

By Gustavo B d O

Jul 20, 2020

This course (and the following specialization courses) are extremely well explained. Each concept is presented detail by detail, with animations (runestone) of code changes at each stage. It is infinitely superior to the most famous 'Python for Everybody' course.

By Kartik V

Jan 9, 2020

The main thing I liked about the course is the videos in which basics were taught from scratch which were followed by readings including multiple choice questions.Then,the main things were the assignments which really helped in concept building of python basics.

By Rahul K T

Feb 24, 2020

I would like to thank Coursera for providing such an amazing course. This course provides deep in-depth knowledge of python language. The step by step approach provides a clear picture of how the objects work and their processing. Once again a great thanks!.....

By Ka K L

Oct 15, 2020

The course is very good for Python beginners. It covers all the basics and we were challenged with some real world coding problems. I especially find the "The way of programmers" useful as it introduces good coding practices that are rarely mentioned elsewhere.

By Raihanul I R

Apr 24, 2020

The course is highly recommended for beginners willing to learn python. The instructors are very professional and the course contents are quite organized. I am aiming to learn machine learning and automation and I took this course as part of the prerequisites.


Jun 5, 2020

Thanks to MICHIGAN UNI for this wonderful interactive course, i really enjoyed every sec of it.. I like the texkbook features in the course which allow me to type and practice own.. OverAll the Best place to study Python.. I will do all 5 series python course


May 23, 2020

It was amazing to learn python form scratch. It was interesting to learn from University of Michigan. The interactive textbook and explanation of each example was cool to learn. The assignments were always useful for applying the logic and flow of execution.

By Nrusimha V K G

Apr 1, 2019

good coverage of some basic python data structures and constructs. I plan to taking the next courses in this specialization to get a deeper understanding and expertise on Py3. I would recommend everyone to start with this course for basic programming skills.

By teja

Dec 5, 2019

can you please provide class room assigments as extra work with no marks alloated for our testing our knowledge on the subject. the only reason i am taking two specialzation of python from the university of michigan is that is i like to gain some knowledge.

By E A

Jul 16, 2020

Before this course, I had little interest in programming as I didn't know but this course had generated enough fire in me and encouraged me to learn more as “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you" and give satisfaction