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The Department of Focused Inquiry offers small, seminar-style classes for first- and second-year students as part of the core curriculum at VCU. Our interdisciplinary faculty strives to foster curiosity about the world at large through inquiry-based, community-engaged, and experiential learning.

Learn more about what we do in our 2018–2019 Year-End Report.

  • VCU Focused Inquiry Expo 2019 — Wednesday, May 1, VCU Student Commons — #FIExpo [View Image]
    VCU Focused Inquiry Expo 2019 — Wednesday, May 1, VCU Student Commons — #FIExpo
  • Check out our achievements! 2017–2018 Department of Focused Inquiry Year-End Report [View Image]
    Check out our achievements! 2017–2018 Department of Focused Inquiry Year-End Report
  • Rodney the Ram visits the Focused Inquiry Expo, May 2, 2018 [View Image]
    Rodney the Ram visits the Focused Inquiry Expo, May 2, 2018
  • Photo of Focused Inquiry Contests Awards Ceremony, Student Commons, May 5, 2018. [View Image]
    Focused Inquiry Contests Awards Ceremony, Student Commons, May 2, 2018
  • Photo from Focused Inquiry Expo on May 2, 2018 [View Image]
    Focused Inquiry Expo, Poster Presentations in the Student Commons, May 2, 2018
  • Decorative. [View Image]
    VCU Monroe Park campus aerial outside Harris Hall

Upcoming Events

  • Office Hours with Melissa and Mike October 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Promotion info session October 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm On zoom, see link in newsletter!
  • Spring Tier 2 syllabi due for review November 2, 2020
  • FI Department Council November 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours with Melissa and Mike November 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Focused Inquiry

Harris Hall, 5th Floor
1015 Floyd Avenue
Box 842015
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2015

Phone: 804-827-0838

Updated: 6/11/2019

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