Chevron Left
Back to Python Programming Essentials

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Python Programming Essentials by Rice University

4.8
stars
3,288 ratings

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

RS

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

PG

Jun 23, 2022

A very simple and non-intimidating intro to python. I definitely got the gears going in some of the example problems and it was fun to feel like I was back in college again. Would recommend this one.

Filter by:

51 - 75 of 808 Reviews for Python Programming Essentials

By Anjela M

Jan 8, 2020

By FAYZATUL A B M

Mar 29, 2021

By Shelley S

May 6, 2020

By Victoria H

Apr 5, 2020

By Nguyen D L

Jun 28, 2021

By Dipan M

Mar 13, 2020

By Anjali

Nov 30, 2017

By Vijayasarathy G

Oct 3, 2018

By Ng Z C

Jan 19, 2022

By Sabrinia C

Feb 22, 2018

By Ricardo E

Jan 1, 2021

By Nachiket D

Feb 4, 2018

By Michael K

Oct 10, 2020

By Laura S

May 1, 2020

By Pranav J

Jul 5, 2020

By Luis J C C

Aug 1, 2020

By Zhenkun H

Oct 2, 2020

By Yatharth C

Jul 27, 2020

By Shan X

Jul 4, 2018

By CQ H

Apr 17, 2021

By IRISH V

Aug 2, 2020

By Jorige V

Jun 10, 2020

By Gangappa M

Jul 19, 2020

By Akshay S

Feb 12, 2019

By Chester K J

Mar 18, 2018