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About the Course

The goal of the course is to introduce students to Python Version 3.x programming using hands on instruction. It will show how to install Python and use the Spyder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for writing and debugging programs. The approach will be to present an example followed by a small exercise where the learner tries something similar to solidify a concept. At the end of each module there will be an exercise where the student is required to write simple programs and submit them for grading. It is intended for students with little or no programming background, although students with such a background should be able to move forward at their preferred pace. The course is four modules long and is designed to be completed in four weeks. SPECIAL NOTE: Python Programming: A Concise Introduction course will close for new learner enrollment on 2/16/22. In order to earn a Course Certificate, you will need to complete all graded assignments by 8/16/22. If you are interested in earning a Course Certificate for this course, please upgrade or apply for Financial Aid by 8/16/22. If you are a Coursera for Business learner, you can continue to use your sponsored credit through that date....

Top reviews

Jan 3, 2017

Quite interesting introduction to Python, focusing on the most important components of the language. Looking forward to other courses using the same format. Thank you Bill and team for your hard work.

Feb 3, 2020

Thanks for the clear explanations and the easy examples. I think it is a good introductionary course and it gives a good starting point to move further to more sophisticated topics and applications.

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By Adjamilton J

Apr 28, 2018

Great course! It was easy to understand and has great assignments.


Aug 14, 2021

Thank You, It was a good course nd also the instructor is so good

By Danny C

Dec 14, 2020

A good introduction for anybody that has 0 experience with Python

By Jen-Eric D

Sep 17, 2020

This is a very informative and easy to learn course. Recommended!

By Code-yug

Jun 15, 2020

I really enjoyed this course...many many thanks to bill boyed sir

By Sourabh R

Apr 16, 2020

it was great experience learnt so many things within minimum time

By Natalie C

Mar 8, 2018

a very nice course for introduction level! strongly recommend it.


Jul 8, 2017

this free course is pretty nice, which is brief but comprehensive

By Valery_H

May 16, 2020

Amazing introduction to Python, easy to follow and truly concise

By Bala N V G

Jan 11, 2018

Great for beginners for learning just the fundamentals of Python

By Fangyu Z

Aug 18, 2017

it is a very good beginning course for Python. I really like it.

By Bassem M K

Mar 30, 2017

Brilliant intro for coding,. I suggest everyone starts from here

By Prashant S

Mar 26, 2017

Great Course!!! Have help me gain more confidence. Nice Examples

By ivo w g

Feb 12, 2017

Very nice. Essentials are enough to start in Python Programming.

By Pavel K

Nov 16, 2020

Best and most helpful instructor!

Short, clear and to the point!

By Wenbing H

Mar 14, 2020

Very helpful for people starting from zero! Strongly recommend.


Sep 18, 2017

Good course to start learning and get intro to python language.

By ElenaH

Dec 4, 2016

For the newbies, this is an appropriate introduction in Python.


Sep 27, 2021

best python basic learning course with quick reply to problems

By Kalvin L

Mar 31, 2019

Excellent exercise to guide us practice the Python programming

By Lijin G

Jan 5, 2018


By Minh N

Sep 19, 2017

A great course for beginners who are not familiar with Python.

By José E D d S

Sep 8, 2017

I liked that course because it is concise, direct and updated.

By Terry L

Aug 16, 2021

Good intro with plenty of exampels and practice opportunities