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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


DEV-315M Understanding Gender in International Development
DEV-501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
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-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-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-678M Product Management and Society: Building Technology in the Public Interest
Kathy PhamFaculty
DPI-831M Op-Ed Writing
Alex GreenFaculty
Renee LothFaculty
IGA-331M Business and Human Rights
IGA-355M Migration and Human Rights
MLD-355 Public Narrative
MLD-375 Creating Justice in Real Time: Vision, Strategies and Campaigns
SUP-470 Strategies and Policies for Educational Excellence with Equity
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-770 Race and the State: The Role of Public Policy in U.S. Racial Inequality