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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 27, 2021

A really good course good material and lectures. However, I find that sometimes that too much guidance given, and it has sort of made the course less challanging. nevertheless a good foundation course

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 Aditya S

Apr 13, 2019

Excellent course for beginners. Nicely explained!

By Dodson B

Sep 6, 2018

Great Introduction to Python. Well put together.

By Brandon R

Jan 5, 2021

Very good intro to Python for non Comp Sci major

By Sudheera H

Jun 13, 2020

It is a great course, I really enjoyed learning.

By shajith s

Dec 3, 2018

Basic fundamental concepts are covered in depth.

By Karthik G

Jan 4, 2018

Very useful and easy to learn esp. for beginners

By Paul W

Aug 4, 2020

Great for a beginner. Very detailed explanation

By Andy G

Jun 4, 2019

it is a really great class for Python beginners

By 林晉宇

Jan 10, 2019

Very good course, instructor presented it well.

By ferdiansyah o m

Aug 14, 2021

I am very satisfied in working on the coursera

By Fahad S

Nov 5, 2020

Good course for learning and practicing python

By Bryan B A

Sep 25, 2020

Very handy course to begining coding in Python

By Lakshmi P

May 24, 2020

This course is very helpful in learning python

By Shubham S

Apr 17, 2020

This course is very useful to enhance my skill

By Paola S

Mar 6, 2018

Very complete for beginners and easy to follow


May 1, 2021

best course to take to become a good scripter

By Deleted A

Sep 21, 2020

i like programming with python. it is awewome

By Conrad U

Jan 17, 2020

Great course! Love the python codeskulptor!

By Santosh C

May 21, 2021

The course content and guides are very good.

By Dr J T S

Jun 2, 2020

Extraordinary Course and course instructors.

By R R

Mar 18, 2018

Very good starter. Could go a little faster.

By Sachin S

Sep 5, 2020

Course very well articulated and explained.

By Kante N K

May 25, 2020

very needful course for technical gratuates

By Xiaochen Z

Jan 23, 2018

great introduction to Python for beginners!

By Raul

Sep 9, 2021

Muy instructivo a un nivel bastante básico