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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.

Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
DPI-227 Religion, Values, and the Future of Democracy
DPI-235 Economic Justice: Theory and Practice
Sushma RamanInstructor
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-376M Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-407 Getting and Keeping Democracy
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-600 The Politics of the Press
DPI-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-678M Product Management and Society: Building Technology in the Public Interest
Kathy PhamFaculty
IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How It Works
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
MLD-234 Conducting Negotiation on the Frontlines
MLD-355 Public Narrative
MLD-610 Generating and Using Evidence to Improve the Management of Your Organization
SUP-448 The Political Economy of the School