CS50's Introduction to Programming with Python
Functions, Arguments, and Return Values (oh my!)
Join Harvard Professor David J. Malan in this online course that will introduce you to programming using Python, a popular language for data science and more.
3-9 hours a week
What You'll Learn
An introduction to programming using a language called Python. Learn how to read and write code as well as how to test and "debug" it. Designed for students with and without prior programming experience who'd like to learn Python specifically. Learn about functions, arguments, and return values (oh my!); variables and types; conditions and Boolean expressions; loops; and objects and methods. Plus exceptions, file I/O, and libraries. Hands-on opportunities for lots of practice. Exercises inspired by real-world programming problems.
The course will be delivered via edX and connect learners around the world. By the end of the course, participants will understand the following concepts:
- Functions, Variables
- Unit Tests
- File I/O
- Regular Expressions
- Object-Oriented Programming
Ways to take this course
When you enroll in this course, you will have the option of pursuing a Verified Certificate or Auditing the Course.
A Verified Certificate costs $199 and provides unlimited access to full course materials, activities, tests, and forums. At the end of the course, learners who earn a passing grade can receive a certificate.
Alternatively, learners can Audit the course for free and have access to select course material, activities, tests, and forums. Please note that this track does not offer a certificate for learners who earn a passing grade.