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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Python Programming: A Concise Introduction by Wesleyan University

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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.

Nov 28, 2021

This course was amazing as well as was an interesting course.I have learnt a lot of new concepts and things with the help of Respected Sir Bill Boyd and looking forward for more such type of courses.

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By Umair R

Jun 30, 2017

Well structured, especially for the beginners. Not boring but to the point. I suggest you to include some more applications like database which is the most fascinating part of the course.

By Ander F

Dec 29, 2020

It was a nice course with loads of information, wich I really believe helped me to start programming on python.

Anyway it was a bit problematic to upload the tasks due to the autograder

By Jorge A P Á

Jul 7, 2019

Cumple con el título del curso, es bastante conciso. No se ofrecen una explicaciones detalladas pero como curso introductorio sí ofrece un panorama de lo que se puede hacer con Python.

By Nick

Jun 20, 2018

Very good course overall. Could have benefited from a little more explanation of the logic behind the syntax, rather than just examples of how to write code for different applications.

By Weichen G

Apr 8, 2017

It would be better if the instructor could talk about the difference/advantages/disadvantages vs other languages, and what fields are python most useful over other languages.

By Daniela

Feb 8, 2018

The course is great for beginners! Simple, clear explanations of basic Python codes. However sometimes I would prefer more practical outputs (like working with real data).


Aug 12, 2019

This cousrse is for introduction to python. This is best for those who want to begin python programming.

The assignments at the end of week will make your concept clearer.

By sharad

Jul 18, 2020

Its good course to learn basic code using python for learning. Good example and exercise are available to practice. Overall nice and informative lectures for beginners.

By Jessica S

Jan 17, 2017

Nice introduction to Python, very easy for beginners. It would be nice to include more discussions on why certain data types are desirable and how they can be exploited.

By Huanglei P

Dec 27, 2017

The structure of the course is a little bit of loose, however it is generally good for people who have some programming backgrounds to get familiar with python syntax

By Kristina F

Sep 17, 2017

The course teaches the basics as promised, but could be a bit more challenging.

Most exercises and tests can be completed by copying and pasting the lecture material.

By Bruno d S S S

Jan 22, 2020

Good basic course, not particularly challenging. Gives a broad overview of the language, should be ok for someone with basic knowledge on programming languages.

By Vivek A D

Jan 9, 2020

The course for a beginner is very well explained with lot of examples and exercises. I recommend people new to Python to enroll this training. Thank you Bill.

By vignesh k

Jan 26, 2019

Should make the assignment question concise and precise so, that students can understand the questions properly, and can iprove the problem4_4() problem set! .

By Rajesh N

Oct 30, 2018

It is a Good Experience. Thanks sir for your valuable instructions and also big thanks to Coursera. It would be great if the content is zoomed while teaching.

By Anay P

Feb 2, 2018

The expectation was a little more on the higher side with the course content. With a little more coverage on exception handling topics and object orientation.

By Leticia C

Jul 16, 2017

Awesome intro to python for a complete newbie to programming. Delivered in a manner that kept me interested the whole way through. Would definitely recommend.

By Abdur R M

Sep 6, 2018

Really nice course to get into Python. Explains the basics nicely.

It's also concise enough to go as a crash course in case one hasn't used python in a while.

By Harsh K

Jun 15, 2020

The lectures could have been more explanatory and descriptive. However, overall I benefitted a lot from this course !!!! Thank you so much for this course.

By Ashutosh D

Dec 13, 2018

Great Course for beginners and intermediates alike. I gained some valuable experience and insights in Python programming. Kudos and thanks to the creators.

By Mahrez I

Aug 9, 2017

It is a very decent course and thoroughly goes through the basics of python. I did recommend it to my friends and i'm sure they'll have the same response.

By Riccardo

Jan 29, 2017

A very good course for starting with python. If you already know something about programming this is perfect for starting knowing how wonderful is python.

By Vadiraj K

Aug 23, 2021

C​ourse has helped me in understanding the basic and excution of python programs. Thank you for the instructors for timely reply during troubles arised.


Nov 7, 2016

This was a nice but easy course for one having basic knowledge of Python. Liked the way of taking assignments. Thanks to the instructor Bill Boyd sir ..


Mar 19, 2019

Learnt a lot from this course . Thank you for making this course as simple as it can be.If possible please use much higher font size for the content.