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University of Michigan

Python Basics

University of Michigan via Coursera


This course introduces the basics of Python 3, including conditional execution and iteration as control structures, and strings and lists as data structures. You'll program an on-screen Turtle to draw pretty pictures. You'll also learn to draw reference diagrams as a way to reason about program executions, which will help to build up your debugging skills. The course has no prerequisites. It will cover Chapters 1-9 of the textbook "Fundamentals of Python Programming," which is the accompanying text (optional and free) for this course.

The course is for you if you're a newcomer to Python programming, if you need a refresher on Python basics, or if you may have had some exposure to Python programming but want a more in-depth exposition and vocabulary for describing and reasoning about programs.

This is the first of five courses in the Python 3 Programming Specialization.

Taught by

Paul Resnick, Steve Oney and Jaclyn Cohen


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Shivani
    This is a nice course as we get really good experience of learning python . The quizes and assignment add some great experience in our learning.
  • Anonymous
    Easy to understand and the way dr. Chuck taught is really impressive.
    A very good course for beginners

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