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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 Sergey

Apr 26, 2020

perfect for beginners

By Afridi M

Jan 29, 2020

Loved the instructor!

By Jarom F

Oct 5, 2019

helpful for beginners

By Kevin K

Oct 2, 2018

Good intro to Python.

By Anqi K

Jul 3, 2018

Lovely instructors!!!

By Chuchen D

Jan 11, 2018

Love it! Very useful!

By Zhiqin G

Dec 28, 2017

Very simple and clear

By V K (

Sep 24, 2021

nice way of teaching

By John B

Apr 12, 2021

Challenging and fun!

By Gasser D A M E

Oct 6, 2020

great course to take

By Samridhi K

Aug 7, 2020


By Anamika G

Jul 27, 2020

very interesting....

By dhwanil

Sep 8, 2019

Good course to learn

By Jorge O

Mar 17, 2019

Very Good The Course

By Andreas W

Oct 5, 2018

A excellent course !

By Chris

Nov 29, 2017

Challenging material

By sathya n

Nov 8, 2017

Awesome for Beginner

By Mohammad S

Sep 29, 2021

Amazing explanation

By Hoang C

Jun 6, 2020

Excellent teaching!

By Nanxi W

Oct 1, 2019

suitable for novice

By sangil Y

Jun 6, 2018

It's a great course

By Parikshit s

Mar 24, 2021

Good for beginners


May 20, 2020


By Asha L

May 17, 2020

very useful course

By M. P K

May 14, 2020

Good For Beginners