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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 Akshatha A N

Jul 28, 2020

Good explanation

By Chen L

Dec 23, 2018

Excellent course

By Felix O

Jul 24, 2018

Very interesting

By Ata M

Jan 27, 2018

Nice experience!

By Edu F

Jan 8, 2023

Very enjoyable!

By Kundanika C

Jul 19, 2021

Awesome course!

By Joel S

May 25, 2021

Excelente Curso

By Tomas A E R

Feb 16, 2021

Excelente curso

By Miguel E R G

May 31, 2020

The best course

By Yash j

Apr 24, 2020

Well Structured


Jan 7, 2018

Amazing Course!

By 김태훈

Dec 8, 2020

very very good


May 22, 2020

Very helpfull.

By Giuseppe D M

Jan 12, 2019

Very well done

By gaurav m

Sep 16, 2018

Awesome course

By Jimut B P

Jan 11, 2018

Just awesome !


Sep 12, 2021

I liked this.

By Sayan M

Jun 2, 2021

nice and easy

By Manuel R G

Feb 25, 2021


By Glenn N

Feb 2, 2021

Great course!

By Manjula

Jul 31, 2020

good platform

By Nandivada P E

Jun 10, 2020

superb course

By Mohammad S k

Apr 23, 2020

good learning

By Adil A K

Feb 25, 2018

Great Course!

By Shwetadwip C

Dec 30, 2017

great course!