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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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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Course Number

Course Title


DPI-115 The American Presidency
DPI-122 Politics and American Public Policy
David KingFaculty
DPI-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Joe Biden
DPI-150Y Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
DPI-207 Philosophy of Technology: From Marx and Heidegger to AI, Genome Editing, and Geoengineering
DPI-227 Religion, Values, and the Future of Democracy
DPI-235 Economic Justice: Theory and Practice
DPI-325 Urban Politics Field Lab: Political Representation and Accountability
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-442M Classroom-in-the-Field: Leadership and Social Transformation in the Arab World
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-562 Public Problems: Advice, Strategy and Analysis
David BarronInstructor
Sarah WaldFaculty
DPI-563Y Integrated Law/Policy Research and Writing
Sarah WaldFaculty
DPI-617 Law, Order and Algorithms
DPI-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-662 Digital Government: Technology, Policy, and Public Service Innovation