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Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

This course is a "no prerequisite" introduction to Python Programming. You will learn about variables, conditional execution, repeated execution and how we use functions. The homework is done in a web browser so you can do all of the programming assignments on a phone or public computer.

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Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

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526,694 already enrolled!
Starts Dec 5

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

This course is a "no prerequisite" introduction to Python Programming. You will learn about variables, conditional execution, repeated execution and how we use functions. The homework is done in a web browser so you can do all of the programming assignments on a phone or public computer.

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)
7 weeks
2–4 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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There is one session available:

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Starts Dec 5

About this course

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This course aims to teach everyone the basics of programming computers using Python. We cover the basics of how one constructs a program from a series of simple instructions in Python. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course. This course will cover Chapters 1-5 of the textbook "Python for Everybody". Once a student completes this course, they will be ready to take more advanced programming courses. This course covers Python 3.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • What is a program?
  • Using variables in programs
  • Conditional execution (if statements)
  • Repeated execution / looping (for statements)
  • Functions and code reuse

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