University of Michigan
Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)
University of Michigan

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

This course is part of Python for Everybody Specialization

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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No prior experience required
18 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Install Python and write your first program

  • Describe the basics of the Python programming language

  • Use variables to store, retrieve and calculate information

  • Utilize core programming tools such as functions and loops

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5 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 7 modules in this course

These are the course-wide materials as well as the first part of Chapter One where we explore what it means to write programs. We finished Chapter One and had the quiz and first assignment in the third week of the class. Throughout the course, you may want to come back and look at these materials. This section should not take you an entire week.

What's included

7 videos6 readings

In this module you will set things up so you can write Python programs. Not all activities in this module are required for this class so please read the "Using Python in this Class" material for details.

What's included

6 videos2 readings1 peer review1 app item

In the first chapter, we try to cover the "big picture" of programming so you get a "table of contents" of the rest of the book. Don't worry if not everything makes perfect sense the first time you hear it. This chapter is quite broad and you would benefit from reading the chapter in the book in addition to watching the lectures to help it all sink in. You might want to come back and re-watch these lectures after you have finished a few more chapters.

What's included

4 videos1 quiz1 app item

In this chapter we cover how a program uses the computer's memory to store, retrieve and calculate information.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 quiz2 app items

In this section we move from sequential code that simply runs one line of code after another to conditional code where some steps are skipped. It is a very simple concept - but it is how computer software makes "choices".

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5 videos1 quiz2 app items

This is a relatively short chapter. We will learn about what functions are and how we can use them. The programs in the first chapters of the book are not large enough to require us to develop functions, but as the book moves into more and more complex programs, functions will be an essential way for us to make sense of our code.

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4 videos1 quiz1 app item

Loops and iteration complete our four basic programming patterns. Loops are the way we tell Python to do something over and over. Loops are the way we build programs that stay with a problem until the problem is solved.

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8 videos2 readings1 quiz1 app item

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Charles Russell Severance
University of Michigan
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