Who is this class for: This course is primarily aimed at first-year university students and high school students who want to learn how to program.


Created by:  University of Toronto

  • Jennifer Campbell

    Taught by:  Jennifer Campbell, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

    Department of Computer Science

  • Paul Gries

    Taught by:  Paul Gries, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

    Department of Computer Science
LevelBeginner
Commitment7 weeks of study, 4-8 hours per week
Language
English, Subtitles: Kazakh, Italian
Hardware ReqYou'll need a computer that can run Python 3.
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.6 stars
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University of Toronto
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 518 ratings

Great for beginners! i felt i learnt a lot

Some bugs in the pop quizzes though :/

I enrolled in this MOOC because I saw from one website that this was the best introductory course in Python programming. It lives up to its reputation of being the best because the topics were presented in good chronological order. The in video quizzes were challenging and the lecture quizzes forced you to think and therefore apply what you have learned. The only thing I could ask for was more programming exercises. There were only three and I felt like I could do one more. Kudos to the instructors and the team for preparing a very comprehensive introductory course in Python programming. For someone like me who wants to start a career in Data Science, I definitely recommend this MOOC.

This is a great, step-by-step introduction to Python. You may feel like you're moving slowly, but you move slow to move fast. The professors are thorough and pleasant. There's a lot to take in if you're new to programming, so be patient with them and yourself! You're literally learning a new way to speak!