Interpersonal Studies

Outline of Course TEKS
Personal Development
FREE! - Factors affecting personal development 2 (A)
Influence of the family on personal development 2 (B)
Strategies to promote physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development 2 (C)
Decisions
Decision-making process 3 (A-C)
Family Role in Relationship Development
Development of relationships and family’s role in developing healthy relationships 5 (A-B)
Effects of cultural patterns on family relationships 5(C)
Relationships Outside the Family
Promoting positive friendships 6 (A)
Influence of peers 6 (B-C)
Promotion and appreciation of diversity 6 (D)
Transition to Independent Adulthood
Adjustments to and responsibilities of an independent adult 4 (A-B)
Marriage
Functions and roles of dating 7 (A)
Successful marriage 7 (B-C)
Family Unit and Life Cycle
Family structures 8 (A-C)
Effects of trends and technology on the individual and family 8 (D, F); 9 (D-E)
Resource and financial management to meet individual and family needs 8 (E); 9 (C)
Effect of the family on the community and society 8 (G)
Stages, roles, and responsibilities of the family life cycle 9 (A-B)
Family Needs, Stresses, and Crises
Factors contributing to stress and its impact on individuals and relationships 11(A-D)
Families in crisis 10 (A-E)
Career Options and Family Life
Impact of career choice on family life 14 (A-D)
Employability Skills
Communication, leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation 1 (E); 13 (A-C, E)
Time management 1 (C)
Ethical practices in the workplace 1 (D); 13 (D)
Business communication 1 (A-B, E); 13 (A, E)
Careers
Effect of personal interests, abilities, goals, and priorities on career choice 12 (B-C)
Preparation for careers 12 (A)

Contributors

  • Kortnee Lamarre, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher
  • Janet Rodriguez Family and Consumer Sciences teacher
  • Jackie Reyes, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher
  • Margaret Pruitt, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher
  • Trisha Hays, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher
  • Heather Blount, former Curriculum Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Arlene Spearman, former Associate Director, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Cari Collins, Curriculum Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Patti Rambo, former Director, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Derrick Pedersen, IT Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Alta Swindle, Editor