Classes and Registration

UNIV 111, 112, and 200

UNIV 111, 112, and 200 are the foundational courses in VCU’s core curriculum. 111 and 112 are usually taught as a two-semester seminar where students are able to remain with their faculty member and their classmates for the entirety of their first year. Students remaining with their instructor and cohort for UNIV 111 and 112 provides built-in support to establish study groups for this course and other courses that students may have in common. Students who have remained with their cohort have had greater overall success in these general education courses.

We also teach a limited number of interdisciplinary courses that fulfill core and general education requirements for VCU students:

  • Food for Thought (UNIV 211)
  • The Truth About Lying (UNIV 213)
  • Finding Your Voice in Contemporary Society (UNIV 217)
  • Pseudoscience (UNIV 222)
  • What’s the Big Idea? (UNIV 299)

All of our courses are designed to cultivate curiosity and support academic success through a rigorous, process-oriented shared curriculum.  The faculty who teach these courses are specialists in a range of disciplines who are dedicated to engaging students in big interdisciplinary questions before those students become advanced thinkers in their own fields.

Service-Learning Sections Fall 2020

*All service-learning sections will begin with a section number “3” in E-services 

Service-learning courses require 20 hours of community service. Find more information about SL courses here

UNIV 111

38878 UNIV111 301 FOCUSED INQUIRY I Joseph Cates

38879 UNIV111 302 FOCUSED INQUIRY I Joseph Cates

26205 UNIV111 303 FOCUSED INQUIRY I Joseph Cates

20323 UNIV111 308 FOCUSED INQUIRY I James Fueglein

21589 UNIV111 309 FOCUSED INQUIRY I James Fueglein

20207 UNIV111 310 FOCUSED INQUIRY I Elizabeth Kreydatus

20365 UNIV111 311 FOCUSED INQUIRY I Elizabeth Kreydatus

40463 UNIV111 312 FOCUSED INQUIRY I Joseph Cates

UNIV 112

24217 UNIV112 301 FOCUSED INQUIRY II Lindsay Chudzik

25641 UNIV112 302 FOCUSED INQUIRY II Lindsay Chudzik

37227 UNIV112 303 FOCUSED INQUIRY II Lindsay Chudzik

24220 UNIV112 304 FOCUSED INQUIRY II Kirk Richardson

UNIV 200

24778 UNIV200 301 INQUIRY & CRAFT OF ARGUMENT Mark Meier

26578 UNIV200 302 INQUIRY & CRAFT OF ARGUMENT Mark Meier

27268 UNIV200 303 INQUIRY & CRAFT OF ARGUMENT Mark Meier

24796 UNIV200 304 INQUIRY & CRAFT OF ARGUMENT Matthew Vechinski

38956 UNIV200 305 INQUIRY & CRAFT OF ARGUMENT Michaux Dempster

40428 UNIV200 306 INQUIRY & CRAFT OF ARGUMENT Michaux Dempster

Need an override?

If you are having trouble registering for UNIV 111, 112, 200, 211, 213, 217, 222, 250, 251, 299, 350, please send an email to fioverride@vcu.edu from your VCU email including your V# and CRN of the course you would like to register for.

  • If you are enrolled in a Fall UNIV 111, you will automatically be issued an override to the corresponding Spring UNIV 112 with the same instructor. Your instructor will provide information about how to use this override when you register for classes.
  • UNIV 111 and 112 courses are restricted to students with 23 credits or less to self-register; if you have more than 23 credits, you will need to request a “class restriction” override from fioverride@vcu.edu.
  • Some sections of UNIV 200 are for specific student populations (Globe, ASPiRE, or LEAD) and will show an “attribute restriction” if you are not a student in one of those programs. Only students in those programs may enroll in those sections.
  • Students who have successfully passed UNIV 111 with a D or higher and UNIV 112 with a C or higher, have AP or IB credits, or transfer credits from another institute equivalent to UNIV 111 and 112 will be able to self-register for UNIV 200 sections with available seats.
  • We will not provide overrides for courses which are full. UNIV 111/112/200 are capped at 19 students.
  • We will not provide overrides for a specific section of a course if there are open seats in other sections on the same day and time.
  • We do not process overrides for any courses other than those listed above.

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: 6/7/2019

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