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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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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.


Sep 4, 2021

I enjoyed the course a lot. Assignments are very useful. I appreciate the effort put into designing the course assignments and the video lectures.

By Zabir A N

Jun 11, 2017

It was a nice simple python intro, materials are really well organized. I think it would be great, if a syntax outline is added with each lecture.

By Adrián S

Dec 3, 2020

Sometimes I'd get lost in what and how a function works and look for other resources, needs to go a bit deeper in how python interprets coding

By Ahmed A E

Dec 9, 2021

The learning side was very good and the presenter was very simple and clearly talking but the issue was the follow on exercises and questions

By Raj M

May 4, 2020

This course was nicely made but it could have been more from the grassroot level as there were people with NO programming background..

By Antoine C

Dec 4, 2016

Good introduction to the Python programming language which covers Python 3. The assignments could have been slightly more challenging.

By Agustin D

May 5, 2019

This is a very good initial course. It gives a good approach in order to learn the first working posibilities in Python language.

By Santha K D

Jun 30, 2020

it is very useful for absolute beginners. as the learners are beginners explanation of the topics could be a bit more elaborate.

By Ezekiel D

Jul 1, 2020

I enjoyed the course, I wish, though, that the auto grader shows us where codes went wrong, it would be a better way to teach.

By Maxim F

Dec 3, 2019

The course is pretty good and detailed enough for the beginner. But "return"s don't work in the autograder ? That's annoying.

By sreyas c

Oct 11, 2018

Good one for a beginner level and thanks for making it free at least you need to provide a free course completion certificate

By rdimov

Mar 21, 2017

The course is is targeting total beginners in programming. The material is very basic and much topics are not even touched.

By Kirk P

Apr 15, 2020

A good basic intro. But, it is very basic; would be nice if the programming exercises were more challenging and involved.

By Ashley R

Sep 7, 2019

Very easy course to follow and learn the basics. But more practice exercises to really nail down the syntax would be nice.

By Mahesh S

Feb 4, 2017

A very handy course to get a good start with Python programming language. It is positioned well for the beginner audience.

By Laurence P

Nov 16, 2021

A good introduction to python, the auto-marking can be infuriating but it does teach you to pay attention to the details!

By Thanuja K N R

Apr 12, 2017

the code shown in the video was not clear enough in some modules. Topics were explained in easy and understandable manner

By Arunabha S

Apr 1, 2020

Very nice course for absolute beginners. It would have been nice to have some exposure to data handling packages though.

By Vamsi K

Jul 23, 2017

Good Introductory course, would like to go next level. Exercises and problems and apt and are good learning material.

By Raj P

Jun 28, 2017

Very concise and mentioned. Good for beginner who would start to feel comfortable going to advanced python concepts.

By John J

Jun 21, 2017

Good easy way to start learning python. Sometimes flow of teaching elements of the language seems a bit disjointed.

By James C

Feb 12, 2021

overall very good, but week 3 could be updated a bit to help people understand the work a little bit better.

4 stars

By Amit M

Apr 29, 2018

It was good course, the assignments were very easy. I wish the certificate was cheaper, I would have purchased it.