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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

  • Faculty Office Hours with Melissa and Mike April 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm See weekly UC newsletter for Zoom link
  • Policies and Procedures April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Bringing Our Whole Selves to Work: The Value of Emotion April 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The pandemic has brought on tremendous emotional stress and frustration for all of us. Please join us for a discussion about the value of emotion and how it informs our lives and practice. We will spend time talking and writing about our emotions in order to engage in reflection about the past year. Led by…
  • University College Meeting April 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Workshop for Students April 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Zoom link TBA Organized and facilitated by the FILL Peer Mentors and the Experiential Learning Student Ambassador program. More details TBA.

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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