Our Offerings

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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

API-302
Analytic Frameworks for Policy
Richard Zeckhauser
API-303
Game Theory and Strategic Decisions
Pinar Dogan
DPI-101
Political Institutions and Public Policy
Thomas Patterson, Matthew Baum, Tarek Masoud, Candelaria Garay
DPI-132
Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
Richard Parker
DPI-329
American Politics, Elections, and Democracy in Turbulent Times
Elaine Kamarck, David Gergen
DPI-342
Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
Richard Parker
DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
DPI-418
The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
Pippa Norris
DPI-460
Latin American Politics and Policymaking
Candelaria Garay
DPI-515
Disability Law and Policy
Michael Stein
DPI-535
Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein
DPI-600
The Politics of the Press
Nancy Gibbs
DPI-674
Media, Politics, and Power in the Digital Age
Nicco Mele
IGA-140
Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
Samantha Power
IGA-451M
Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
Cristine Russell
IGA-513
Science, Power, and Politics
Sheila Jasanoff
IGA-685
Negotiating U.S. Interests in an Evolving Asia Pacific
John Park
MLD-201
Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
Hugh O'Doherty, Timothy O'Brien, Farayi Chipungu
MLD-501M
Conflict and Collaboration: Intra- and Inter-group Dynamics
Robert Wilkinson, Archon Fung, Andy Zelleke, Robert Livingston
SUP-601
Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
Quinton Mayne