Our Offerings

The courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School provide an enriching curricular experience, and are organized around our seven academic areas. They include core courses that are required for earning a degree, along with electives, modules and January-term options to cater to different interests and schedules.

While classroom learning is integral to an HKS education, it is elevated by the many extra-curricular activities and programs, including lectures, seminars, brown bags, conferences and experiential learning, on- and off-campus.

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Current Students

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Course Number

Course Title


API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DPI-101 Political Institutions and Public Policy
DPI-117M The Evolution of the 21st Century American Presidency: Bush, Obama, and Trump
DPI-120 The U.S. Congress and Law Making
David KingFaculty
DPI-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
DPI-150Y Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
DPI-201 The Responsibilities of Public Action
DPI-218 Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
DPI-227 Religion in America’s Political Conscience and at the Ballot Box
DPI-235 Economic Justice
DPI-305 Challenges Facing Democracy in the United States
DPI-308 Is Representative Democracy Representative?
DPI-324 Running for Office and Managing Campaigns
DPI-329 American Politics, Elections, and Democracy in Turbulent Times
DPI-340 Conservatives and Liberals in America
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-348 Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today
DPI-351M Lobbying: Theory, Practice, and Simulations
Mark FaganFaculty
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy