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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


API-501 Policy Design and Delivery I
DEV-501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
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-207 Philosophy of Technology: From Marx and Heidegger to AI, Genome Editing, and Geoengineering
DPI-227 Religion, Values, and the Future of Democracy
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-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-671M Disrupting Bureaucracy: Understanding Recent Efforts in Digital Government
DPI-691M Programming and Data for Policymakers
DPI-831M Op-Ed Writing
Alex GreenFaculty
Renee LothFaculty
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-662 The Future of the European Union: The EU in the World
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context