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Python Programming MOOC By University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington has developed massive open online course that is available for free on edX. This 9-week course is aimed at students who wish to gain an understanding of the basic components of computer programming.

This course covers hands-on exercises to help you understand the components of Python programming while incrementally developing more significant programs. This online course starts on January 10, 2016.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 9 weeks
Effort:  6-8 hours/week
Subject: Python programming language
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington & edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session:  January 10, 2016

Providers’ Details

University of Texas at Arlington & edX are providing this online course. UT Arlington is rising in stature through its commitment to life-enhancing discovery, innovative teaching, and community engagement.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences on the HarvardX platform that will help you make a meaningful impact in today’s interconnected world.

About This Course

Interested in learning a computer programming language but unsure of how and where to begin? This course, Learn to Program Using Python, is a great place to start.

This course is an introduction to the Python programming language. This course is open to all learners who wish to gain an understanding of the basic components of computer programming. You will learn basic computer programming concepts and terminologies such as variables, constants, operators, expressions, conditional statements, loops, and functions. This Python course includes hands-on exercises to help you understand the components of Python programming while incrementally developing more significant programs. The exercises in this course will be based on small assignments which will relate to real-world problems.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a verified certificate. No prior programming experience is required. This course provides introduction to the Python programming language.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of :
– The counting principles based on the basic operations “+”, “-”, “*”, “/”;
– Generating functions
– Recurrent number serials such as Fibonacci number, Catalan number, and more
– Pigeon hole principles
– Inclusion and exclusion principles
– counting based on group theory

Instructors

Farhad Kamangar

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering UTArlingtonX

Requirements

-High school algebra.

-No prior programming experience is required.

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