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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 Akash S

Dec 27, 2018

I have done many in trying to learn python. But this one was best of them for basics.

By SreeChandan N

Nov 6, 2017

Very nice introductory course. Looking forward for intermediary and advanced courses.

By Minh T

Sep 26, 2020

Good introduction course for python programming and using IDE such Spyder, Anaconda

By Cristhian Q

Jun 9, 2017

the course is a little slow, but I like the exercises, its a good starting course

By 015-Munir -

Jun 20, 2021

It is a great course i have learned a lot through this session .... Thanks a lot

By Pierre M

Jan 27, 2018

Well prepared and very easy to follow course which will work well with beginners

By Arthi R

Sep 9, 2017

Good for people who know a little programming and want to learn a new language.

By Ibrahim M N

Feb 25, 2021

A very hands on introduction to python programming. Great content and delivery

By Pinakpani S

Feb 12, 2021

It broadly gives a very good idea and hands on knowledge of Basics of Python.

By Patrick V

Jun 17, 2018

Great teaching and easy to follow format. The auto-grader can be infuriating.

By Daniel D

Dec 3, 2016

An straightforward introduction to python with useful exercises and examples.

By Nirodh P

Jun 11, 2020

I enjoyed the course with the instructors easy and flamboyance presentation.

By Sreekanth R

Jun 22, 2018

Nice learning experience but looking too basic.Will help a lot for beginners

By Dorothea W

Mar 31, 2018

Good introduction, a bit superficial though. It's ok for a beginners course.


Jul 10, 2017

Overall good beginner course. Wish the auto-grading system is more flexible.

By Alvaro C E

Jan 7, 2017

Great course, although week 4 seems awfully short and lacking in practice.

By André T

Apr 11, 2021

The teacher didn't explain things very well. Stuff escalated too quickly.

By Chinedu A A

Nov 21, 2020

The course has helped me expand my knowledge and also my career aspects.

By Alvin B K

Jul 25, 2020

This is a really concise introduction course.

It's brief, yet exhaustive.

By Jitendra S

Jan 4, 2021

It was a good experience for me to learn Basics of python from Coursera


Aug 24, 2018

It Is Detailed and very comprehensive course for an absolute beginner .

By Mateusz N

Oct 28, 2018

it is really nice, I'm not sure if it is perfect that's why 4 stars :)

By 257_Shruthi V

May 30, 2020


By Ravuri V S 1

Apr 26, 2021

Enjoyed the course a lot because of Prof.Bill...Thank u so much, sir