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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. Our exciting lineup of courses for the 2020-2021 academic year is available here.

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.


Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Course Number

Course Title


API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
DEV-315M Understanding Gender in International Development
DEV-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DEV-501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
DPI-101 Political Institutions and Public Policy
DPI-201 The Responsibilities of Public Action
DPI-227 Religion, Values, and the Future of Democracy
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-397 Islam in the American Public Sphere: A Case Study for Strategic Diversity Leadership
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-425 U.S. Workers and Workplace Policies
DPI-461 Research Seminar on Latin American Politics
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-710 History of the U.S. for Policymakers, Activists, and Citizens
IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How It Works