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About the Course

This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Python programming! We'll learn about the essential elements of programming and how to construct basic Python programs. We will cover expressions, variables, functions, logic, and conditionals, which are foundational concepts in computer programming. We will also teach you how to use Python modules, which enable you to benefit from the vast array of functionality that is already a part of the Python language. These concepts and skills will help you to begin to think like a computer programmer and to understand how to go about writing Python programs. By the end of the course, you will be able to write short Python programs that are able to accomplish real, practical tasks. This course is the foundation for building expertise in Python programming. As the first course in a specialization, it provides the necessary building blocks for you to succeed at learning to write more complex Python programs. This course uses Python 3. While many Python programs continue to use Python 2, Python 3 is the future of the Python programming language. This first course will use a Python 3 version of the CodeSkulptor development environment, which is specifically designed to help beginning programmers learn quickly. CodeSkulptor runs within any modern web browser and does not require you to install any software, allowing you to start writing and running small programs immediately. In the later courses in this specialization, we will help you to move to more sophisticated desktop development environments....

Top reviews

Apr 25, 2018

I really enjoyed this course, but I would highly recommend taking something along the lines of Codecademy prior to this one. It will help to get you versed in some of the more basic things in Python.

Jul 3, 2020

This course is such a wonder!! In spite of being an unenthusiastic Computer Science undergraduate, it was this course that cultivated the interest in me. Both the instructors were too good. Thanks :0

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By Juan P C G

May 4, 2020

Excelentes profesores, un curso muy bueno para iniciar a programar en Python

By Maggie L

Jan 30, 2018

Great course! Good descriptions of assignments, good feedback, good quizzes.


Jan 30, 2018

Great course to learn basics and to challenge your learning in python basics

By Priyanka R

Sep 28, 2020

Best course and learnt many things...Thank you instructors and cousera team

By Mustapha A

Aug 2, 2019

Excellent cours. Profs très pédagogue et le cours est bien construit. merci

By Parth S

Feb 12, 2018

I loved doing the assignments. Especially the project work was really good.

By subham k s

Jul 22, 2018

A Very good course , Specially the Project assignment given is really good

By Jonathan H

Jun 28, 2020

Great course for learning basic python and getting your foot into coding.

By Muhammad K

Sep 1, 2019

Course is well designed and trainer are also expert in their area. Thanks

By G S R

Feb 12, 2018

Its quite simpler and taking much time to introduce anything compartively

By Sidharth S M

May 8, 2020

One of the best way to teach how to do scripting. Absolutely loved it!!!

By Raphael D

Dec 23, 2017

Great Intro. Class! Highly Recommend if you're a newbie to programming.

By Ram K R P

Oct 25, 2020

Helps to uncover the python programming essentials in an lucid manner

By rajnish k

Jun 10, 2019

very use full tutorial, provide essential information to learn python

By Ayaz M

Apr 11, 2020

This course is essential for those who really wants to learn Python.

By Jinghan L

Jun 18, 2020

Very good, exercises and grading tools are very helpful and useful!


May 20, 2020

Excellent Course for someone trying to put in good amount of effort

By Ananth s p

Apr 15, 2020

A very good course and very good teachers.Enjoyed this course a lot

By Nico V

Mar 20, 2020

Excellent introduction to Python if you dont have prior experience.

By Narendra S

May 18, 2020

Got Lot of exposure to learn Coding style and debugging techniques

By Aidar F

Feb 3, 2018

best intro to python programming I have studied in Coursera so far

By T V H

Dec 16, 2020

The course was so well constructed and taught in simple language.


Oct 17, 2020

Good for beginners who has some amount of knowledge in computing.

By Mustafa h

Aug 9, 2020

It's really amazing course , its help me too much , thank you all

By Pragyesh S

Jul 27, 2020

very good content. Helpful in building the essential knowledge!!!