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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

  • Inclusivity FLC October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Office Hours with Melissa and Mike October 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Pedagogy Chit Chat on Discussion Boards! October 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Discussion Boards, a discussion and presentation led by Carver Weakley. (Please find our zoom link in the newsletter.) Tired of boring discussion boards with low student participation? Tired of reading discussion board posts that don't have much substance? Come to a Pedagogy Chit Chat on October 1st to talk about role-based discussion boards, a way…
  • FI Department Council October 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours with Melissa and Mike October 8, 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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