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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


DEV-501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
DPI-218 Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-376M Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States
DPI-407 Getting and Keeping Democracy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
DPI-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-678M Product Management and Society: Building Technology in the Public Interest
Kathy PhamFaculty
DPI-851M Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuFaculty
IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How It Works
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
MLD-349M Bad Leadership: Leaders, Followers, Contexts
MLD-355 Public Narrative
MLD-375 Creating Justice in Real Time: Vision, Strategies and Campaigns
MLD-377 Organizing: People, Power, Change
MLD-802M Nonprofit Management and Leadership
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-715 Morals, Money and Movements: Criminal Justice Reform as a Case Study