What you'll learn
Sequences and Iteration
Booleans and Conditionals
Sequence Mutation and Accumulation Patterns
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.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Python Basics
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Paul Resnick – Michael D. Cohen Collegiate Professor – School of Information
Jaclyn Cohen – Lecturer – School of Information
Steve Oney – Assistant Professor – School of Information
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks