Focused Inquiry Courses

The Department of Focused Inquiry offers small, seminar-style classes for first- and second-year students as part of the general education program at VCU.

Focused Inquiry Courses

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Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

The Department of Focused Inquiry is home to the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program, which allows students who have completed all Focused Inquiry Courses the chance to assist faulty and their peers.

Undergraduate TAs

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The Focused Inquiry Learning Lounge

The FILL provides resources and programs to support student success and belonging within the Department of Focused Inquiry.


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90% of Focused Inquiry students are in  good academic standing after  their first year

4,500 total number of Focused Inquiry students each semester across 200+ sections

20:1 student-to-faculty ratio in every  Focused Inquiry course

One VCU: Responsible Together

One VCU: Responsible Together provides more information about VCU’s plan for a safe and productive campus during the COVID-19 crisis. The Commons provides many resources and tools to help student organizations optimize virtual events.

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