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University of Michigan

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

University of Michigan via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn Python from scratch and prepare yourself for a future in programming

On this programming course, you’ll go from a complete beginner with no prior programming experience to having a solid understanding of the Python programming language.

You’ll begin by completing basic exercises that focus on the core concepts of programming. As you progress, you’ll learn how to use variables to store, retrieve and calculate information. You’ll optionally install Python, then write your first program, and get to grips with utilize core programming tools like functions and loops.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll have the computer programming skills to further your learning alone.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of programming computers using Python. This course has no prerequisites and avoids all but the simplest maths.

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Taught by

Charles Severance

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5.0 rating, based on 8 reviews

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    This is good.
  • Pat completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This course is available on Coursera, edX and FutureLearn. My Class Central article comparing the different platforms is here: One Course, Three Platforms: How a Popular Programming MOOC Differs on Coursera, edX, and FutureLearn https://www.classcentral.com/report/programming-course-comparison/
  • Anonymous
    My goal for this course was to learn the very basics of Python. This course more than met these expectations! In his online videos Charles Severance explains the basic concepts of programming in an easily understandable way. This, in combination with challenging exercises, gives you an excellent hands-on experience with Python. I would definitely recommend this course for everyone who would like to start programming in Python.
  • Anonymous
    great course for beginners ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • Anonymous
    Extremely good for juniors and essential concepts n theories !

    I appreciate this class a lot!

    Thank you so much, sir n the organization !

    Let me know if there is or will be another good courses like this!
  • Anonymous
    I rate this course to 5 stars because the explanation and information provided by Prof. Severance was very easy to learn and to understand during this course.
  • Anonymous
    All fundamental concepts needed for a beginner is well organised in this course.

    The presentation by the tutor is excellent.
  • Anonymous
    Very good! I learnt a lot. Exercices with increasing difficulties. Questions review and exercises to practice.

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