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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 Maikel v L

May 31, 2020

Great course to start learning Python!


Mar 28, 2020

nice course but need more exaplanation

By Ahmed H A E

Jul 21, 2018

It was really very interesting course.

By Deleted A

Jun 21, 2021

Excellent course. Strongly recommend!

By yumna s

Sep 8, 2020

Amazing lecturers and a great course.

By Ravikumar S G

Jul 29, 2020

Indeed a Very Good Course in python

By Biao Y

Apr 14, 2018

Best Python Tutorial I have eve seen.

By Akhil R W

Jun 14, 2021

Awesome course ,I could learn a lot.

By Fernando U U

Dec 23, 2020

Great teaching, material and support

By Rick S

Sep 20, 2020

good course to boost your knowledge.

By Advait D

Apr 25, 2020

Excellent course of new Python Users

By Jinbiao W

Jul 30, 2019

that's great and give me confidence!

By Bunke A

Dec 31, 2018

Very good for start learning Python!

By Eduardo P

Apr 18, 2018

Very practical approach! I loved it!

By Saikrishna V

May 22, 2021

Good platform to learn in self pace

By Darwindra

Jun 28, 2020

Thanks Rice University dan Coursera

By liuqianthoronder

Nov 7, 2019

really helpful, I like it very much

By Yang G

Sep 12, 2018

Very easy to understand and follow.

By Mohamed H E

Aug 10, 2018

Great course and great assignments.

By George K

Mar 7, 2018

Perfect for starters. Excellent job

By Sreejith S

Aug 10, 2020

awesome course for learning python

By Henry T

Jun 20, 2020

Very useful introduction to Python


Jun 19, 2020

nice experience of learning coding


Apr 19, 2020


By Nikolaos T

Sep 7, 2018

Best course for absolute beginners