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 2015-16 Year in Review.

Classes and Overrides

Learn more about VCU's foundational courses, UNIV 111, 112, and 200, and our interdisciplinary tier II general education courses.

Peer-to-Peer Mentorship

Our Undergraduate Teaching Program provides students a chance to engage in experiential education through collaboration, mentorship, and reflection. 

Department Calendar

Click here for a listing of faculty events, meetings, our regular film series, etc.

Virginia Commonwealth University

828 W. Franklin St.
Box 842019
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2019

Last Updated: November, 29 2017

Contact: staufferph@vcu.edu