C Programming for the Java programmer.


National Science Foundation
Foundations of the Future
Vermont State Colleges and Technical Centers


Module 4d: C Programming for the Java programmer.

  1. This module will draw attention to the differences between the Java programming language and the C programming language at the level of knowledge commonly referred to as CS1. As such, it will focus on: 1) the use of scanf, printf and \n to replace the System.in/.out used in Java, 2) the alternatives for I/O, and 3) the alternatives to the C++ or Java object class and member functions (using the ADT as an intermediate step).
  2. The learner is expected to have the following preparation:
    1. knowledge of a Java compiler and the ability create and run simple programs
    2. the ability to write Java functions and the difference between pass-by-value and pass-by-reference arguments
    3. the ability to use selection (if-then-else and switch) and repetition (while, do-while, and for) constructs correctly
    4. knowledge of pointers and dynamic storage
  3. Partnership courses satisfying this module: VTC CIS 2022 or CIS 2031
  4. Evaluation for prerequisite skills is based upon the comprehensive examination for the Java module:
    1. a multiple choice test covering the notions, rules, exceptions, and typical uses of the prerequisite skills at a 70% level
    2. a demonstration of the construction of a program using all the prerequisite skills
  5. The module maps the difference between a typical C language first course and a typical Java first language course
  6. To demonstrate knowledge and competence in the module, the learner will:
    1. pass a multiple choice test covering the notions, rules, exceptions, and typical uses of the new material at a 85% level
    2. write, debug, and submit two (2) programs demonstrating each of the new topics (note that this may be done with more than two programs if programs do not utilize all module topics) that correctly perform the task requested.


Updated 7/20/04 Contact: Mike Bozonie for information