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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

API-205
Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
Deborah Hughes Hallett
DPI-101
Political Institutions and Public Policy
Thomas Patterson, Matthew Baum, Tarek Masoud, Candelaria Garay
DPI-117M
The Evolution of the 21st Century American Presidency: Bush, Obama, and Trump
Elaine Kamarck
DPI-120
The U.S. Congress and Law Making
David King
DPI-132
Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
Richard Parker
DPI-150Y
Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
Thomas Patterson
DPI-201
The Responsibilities of Public Action
Mathias Risse, Sean Gray, Diana Acosta Navas
DPI-218
Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
DPI-227
Religion in America’s Political Conscience and at the Ballot Box
E.J. Dionne
DPI-235
Economic Justice
Christopher Robichaud
DPI-305
Challenges Facing Democracy in the United States
Alex Keyssar
DPI-324
Running for Office and Managing Campaigns
Steven Jarding
DPI-329
American Politics, Elections, and Democracy in Turbulent Times
Elaine Kamarck, David Gergen
DPI-342
Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
Richard Parker
DPI-345M
Green Politics and Public Policy in a Global Age
Muriel Rouyer
DPI-348
Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today
Roberto Mangabeira Unger
DPI-351M
Lobbying: Theory, Practice, and Simulations
Mark Fagan
DPI-391
Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
Khalil Muhammad
DPI-401M
Institutions and Development
Ryan Sheely
DPI-407
Getting and Keeping Democracy
Tarek Masoud, Scott Mainwaring