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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 Logan P F

May 17, 2022

this is a great course

By Nguyen H C

May 8, 2021

very good for beginner

By Shagnik G 1

Aug 19, 2020

Well structured course

By Puja M

Jul 6, 2020

very good explanations

By Steven S

Jun 2, 2020

I loved the challenge!

By Yadav H

May 16, 2020

It was nice experience

By Ting S H

May 15, 2020

Suitable for beginner!

By Alex L

Feb 19, 2019

Great Course! Love it!


May 14, 2020

useful ,easy to learn

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 張倖瑜

Jun 29, 2022

很不錯 都是基本架構 老師也講解的很詳細

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 !