An Introduction to Python Programming

Learn the Fundamentals of Procedural, Object-Oriented, and Functional Programming in Python.
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You will be familiar with basic aspects of Python, including procedural constructs, object-oriented programming, and functional programming.
You will develop a solid foundation of computational logic.
You will learn about the most important paradigms of computer programming, including object-oriented and functional programming.


  • Prior programming experience in other general-purpose programming languages (Java, C++, etc) is encouraged, but not required.
  • No prior knowledge of programming is required. This course starts with the basics of Python.
  • You can download any version of Python 3.


In this course, you will learn introductory Python programming constructs. You will be exposed to all of the fundamental constructs of programming such as loops, data structures, and operators. You will learn procedural programming first to develop a strong basis of computational logic. Then, you will learn Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and functional programming. Altogether, this course will unlock the doors to learn GUI development, conduct computer science research, and begin website development in Python.

Who this course is for:

  • Students with a passion for learning, and those who enjoy working with computers.
  • This course is for beginner programmers little or no experience.
  • Students interested in different paradigms of computer programming

Course content

2 sections19 lectures1h 38m total length
  • Operators
  • Variables and Data Types
  • The String Data Type
  • String Methods
  • Booleans and Conditional Statements
  • Object Equality and Equality Operators
  • The List Data Type
  • The Dictionary Data Type
  • Indexed For Loops
  • While Loops and For-each Loops
  • Introduction to Functions
  • Function Arguments and Scope
  • Raising and Catching Errors


Udemy Course Instructor
Rishi Desai
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  • 740 Reviews
  • 30,860 Students
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Rishi is currently an undergraduate at Stanford University. He believes all students should have the opportunity to learn computer science and programming. He has created multiple courses on introductory Python, Java, and C++. He hopes his free, online courses will spread these invaluable skills to students all around the world.